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English definition of “macro”

macro

noun [C]     /ˈmæk.rəʊ/ US  /-roʊ/ (plural macros) specialized
a single instruction given to a computer that produces a set of instructions for the computer to perform a particular piece of work : I've created a macro to spell check all the files at the same time .Computer programming and software
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