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Definition of "macro" []

  • Of great size; large. (adjective)
  • Large in scope or extent; large-scale: a macro analysis of many reports. (adjective)
  • Computer Science A single, user-defined command that is part of an application and executes a series of commands. (noun)
  • Computer Science A shorthand representation for a number of lines of code. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "macro" in a sentence
  • "In general what we believe is going to happen in the future is that, what we call macro base stations or a traditional base station that's known today."
  • ""We think there are some fantastic opportunities in what we call macro-oriented strategies, where they look at volatility of markets and can go long or short...," he said."
  • "'While it is very important to supervise individual financial institutions, it is also important to have what we call the macro-prudence policy, under which we look at the financial markets as a whole and know where and what kind of risks are present."