American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of great size; large.
- adj. Large in scope or extent; large-scale: a macro analysis of many reports.
- n. Computer Science A single, user-defined command that is part of an application and executes a series of commands.
- n. Computer Science A shorthand representation for a number of lines of code.
- n. programming, computing A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complicated input to a computer program.
- n. photography macro lens
- adj. very large in scope or scale
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a single computer instruction which symbolizes, and is converted at the time of program execution or by a compiler into, a series of instructions in the same computer language.
- n. A keystroke (or combination of keystrokes) which symbolizes and is replaced by a series of keystrokes; -- a convenient feature of some advanced programs, such as word processors or database programs, which allows a user to rapidly execute any series of operations which may be performed multiple times. Such macros may typically be defined by the program user, without rewriting or recompiling the program.
- adj. very large in scale or scope or capability.
- adj. very large in scale or scope or capability
- n. a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
- 1971, elliptical form of macro lens, from macro- + lens. Compare macrophotography. (Wiktionary)
- Short for macroinstruction. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“This little DIY project will at least let you dabble in macro photography before you decide to plop down real money for a true macro solution.”
“This is often assumed in macro models for simplicity, but it would be an odd assumption for a Heritage guy, since one of their obsessions is the idea that taxes discourage labor supply.”
“At their best, HR, Legal, MBAs, etc. manage to create micro-successes, and cause companies to bias and measure micro-outcomes on the assumption that they are additive or multiplicative, and will result in macro success.”
“If you don't believe me, take a class in macro economics ... right after you graduate 1st grade.”
“This illustrates what might be called the macro Solyndra policy failure.”
“Mathematician/philosopher David Berlinski is on record claiming that natural selection is insufficient to explain macro-evolutionary change.”
“Both were pioneers in macro and monetary analysis in the thirties - the Austrian School and the Stockholm School, respectively.”
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