macro SHOT – The tendrils INTERWINE with gentle undulations.
We experience power every day, in a million different ways, in our own lives, from the micro to the macro.
This reflects the balance between the macro mission of outreach and its implementation at a micro level.
The macro story is, alas, one of broader ideology, which tends to remain fixed in the course of an administration.
All the macro statistics bear that out (percentage of people employed, real wages, percentage of GDP going to labor, etc.).
Yep, organic rice syrup—i.e., sugar—is still its main ingredient, no matter how macro its biotics may be.
macro, grocer and alderman, and five times Mayor of Bury-St.
macro died 2nd Feb. 1767, and was buried at Norton, near Bury.
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.
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").
macro- or macr-
A prefix meaning "large," as in macromolecule, a large molecule.
A name (possibly followed by a formal argument list) that is equated to a text or symbolic expression to which it is to be expanded (possibly with the substitution of actual arguments) by a macro expander.
The term "macro" originated in early assemblers, which encouraged the use of macros as a structuring and information-hiding device. During the early 1970s, macro assemblers became ubiquitous, and sometimes quite as powerful and expensive as HLLs, only to fall from favour as improving compiler technology marginalised assembly language programming (see languages of choice). Nowadays the term is most often used in connection with the C preprocessor, Lisp, or one of several special-purpose languages built around a macro-expansion facility (such as TeX or Unix's troff suite).
Indeed, the meaning has drifted enough that the collective "macros" is now sometimes used for code in any special-purpose application control language (whether or not the language is actually translated by text expansion), and for macro-like entities such as the "keyboard macros" supported in some text editors (and PC TSRs or Macintosh INIT/CDEV keyboard enhancers).