Meaning of “macro” in the English Dictionary

"macro-" in American English

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us /ˈmæk·roʊ/

large, or relating to the whole of something and not just its parts:


(Definition of “macro-” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"macro" in Business English

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macronoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmækrəʊ/ us

IT a single instruction given to a computer which produces a set of instructions for the computer to perform a particular task:

create/define/use a macro I've created a macro to automatically resize pictures.

FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a macro hedge fund


uk /mækrəʊ-/ us

relating to the whole of something, rather than its parts:

At a macro-level, economic trends play a fundamental role.
The state's ability to exercise macro-control was weakened.

(Definition of “macro” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)