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macroeconomics

[mak-roh-ek-uh-nom-iks, -ee-kuh-]
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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the branch of economics dealing with the broad and general aspects of an economy, as the relationship between the income and investments of a country as a whole.
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Origin of macroeconomics

First recorded in 1945–50; macro- + economics
Related formsmac·ro·ec·o·nom·ic, adjectivemac·ro·e·con·o·mist [mak-roh-i-kon-uh-mist] /ˌmæk roʊ ɪˈkɒn ə mɪst/, noun
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macroeconomics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of economics concerned with aggregates, such as national income, consumption, and investmentCompare microeconomics
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Derived Formsmacroeconomic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for macroeconomic

adj.

also macro-economic, 1938, from macro- + economic.

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macroeconomics

n.

also macro-economics, 1948, from macroeconomic; also see -ics.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

macroeconomic in Culture

macroeconomics

The part of economic theory that deals with aggregates, such as national income, total employment, and total consumption. (Compare microeconomics.)

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