- very large in scale, scope, or capability.
- of or relating to macroeconomics.
Origin of macro
- a combining form meaning “large,” “long,” “great,” “excessive,” used in the formation of compound words, contrasting with micro-: macrocosm; macrofossil; macrograph; macroscopic.
Origin of macro-
Examples from the Web for macro
Yep, organic rice syrup—i.e., sugar—is still its main ingredient, no matter how macro its biotics may be.Your Health Food’s Hidden Sugar Bomb
July 8, 2014
All the macro statistics bear that out (percentage of people employed, real wages, percentage of GDP going to labor, etc.).Is Crowdsourced Labor the Future of Middle Class Employment?
March 26, 2014
We experience power every day, in a million different ways, in our own lives, from the micro to the macro.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2
February 15, 2014
This reflects the balance between the macro mission of outreach and its implementation at a micro level.What Peter Beinart Gets Wrong About Chabad
July 1, 2013
MACRO SHOT – The tendrils INTERWINE with gentle undulations.The Tantric Sex in Avatar
Asra Q. Nomani
March 4, 2010
Macro died 2nd Feb. 1767, and was buried at Norton, near Bury.
Macro, grocer and alderman, and five times Mayor of Bury-St.
Macro's correspondence with literary men and artists forms the additional MSS.
The sombre pines of California and the macro carpa cypress cover thousands of acres.The Long White Cloud
William Pember Reeves
- a macro lens
- Also: macro instruction a single computer instruction that initiates a set of instructions to perform a specific task
before a vowel macr-
- large, long, or great in size or durationmacroscopic
- (in pathology) indicating abnormal enlargement or overdevelopmentmacrocyte Compare micro- (def. 5)
- producing larger than life imagesmacrophotography
Word Origin and History for macro
1959 in computing sense, shortened from macro-instruction.
word-forming element meaning "long, abnormally large, on a large scale," taken into English via Middle French and Medieval Latin from Greek makros "long, large," from PIE root *mak- "long, thin" (cf. Latin macer "lean, thin;" Old Norse magr, Old English mæger "lean, thin;" Greek mekos "length").
- A prefix meaning large, as in macromolecule, a large molecule.