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 for macro
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  macro \macro\ a.
     very large in scale or scope or capability; as,
     macroeconomics.
     [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Macro- \Mac"ro-\pref. [Gr. makro`s, adj.]
     A combining form signifying long, large, great; as
     macrodiagonal, macrospore, macromolecule, macrocosm.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  macro \macro\ n. [shortened form of macroinstruction]
     1. 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.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. 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.
        [PJC]

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