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"macro" in British English

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macronoun [C]

uk   /ˈmæk.rəʊ/  us   /-roʊ/ (plural macros) specialized
a ​singleinstruction given to a ​computer that ​produces a set of ​instructions for the ​computer to ​perform a ​particularpiece of ​work: I've ​created a macro to ​spellcheck all the ​files at the same ​time.

macro-prefix

uk   /mæk.rəʊ-/ /-rə-/  us   /-roʊ-/
large; ​relating to the ​whole of something, ​rather than ​itsparts: macroscopic (= ​large enough to be ​seen by the ​humaneye) macroeconomics (= the ​study of ​financialsystems at a ​nationallevel)
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(Definition of macro from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"macro-" in American English

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macro-prefix

 us   /ˈmæk·roʊ/
large, or ​relating to the ​whole of something and not just ​itsparts: macroeconomics
(Definition of macro- from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"macro" in Business English

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macronoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmækrəʊ/
IT a ​singleinstruction 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

macro-prefix

uk   us   /mækrəʊ-/
relating to the whole of something, rather than its ​parts: At a macro-level, ​economictrendsplay a ​fundamental role. The state's ​ability to ​exercise macro-control was ​weakened.
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(Definition of macro from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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