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English definition of “macro-”

macro-

prefix     /mæk.rəʊ-/ /-rə-/ US  /-roʊ-/
large; relating to the whole of something, rather than its parts: macroscopic (= large enough to be seen by the human eye) macroeconomics (= the study of financial systems at a national level) → Compare micro-Big and quite bigEnormousComplete and wholeVery and extreme
(Definition of macro- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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