from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. very large in scope or scale
- n. A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complicated input to a computer program.
- n. macro lens
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very large in scale or scope or capability
- n. a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
Short for macroinstruction.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1933, from macro-, from French, from Latin, from Ancient Greek μακρός (makros, "long"). (Wiktionary)
1971, elliptical form of macro lens, from macro- + lens. Compare macrophotography. (Wiktionary)