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macroeconomics

[ mak-roh-ek-uh-nom-iks, -ee-kuh- ]
/ ˌmæk roʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, -ˌi kə- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
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

OTHER WORDS FROM macroeconomics

mac·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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British Dictionary definitions for macroeconomics

macroeconomics
/ (ˌmækrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks, -ˌɛk-) /

noun
(functioning as singular) the branch of economics concerned with aggregates, such as national income, consumption, and investmentCompare microeconomics

Derived forms of macroeconomics

macroeconomic, adjective
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Cultural definitions for macroeconomics

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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