macro

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: macro-

English[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

1933, from macro-, from French, from Latin, from Ancient Greek μακρός (makrós, long).

Adjective[edit]

macro (not comparable)

  1. Very large in scope or scale.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

1959, shortened form of macroinstruction.

Noun[edit]

macro (plural macros)

  1. (programming, computing) A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complicated input to a computer program.
    The pre-processor expands any embedded macros into source code before it is compiled.
Translations[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • Often used attributively; a macro language is the syntax for defining new macros; while macro expansion refers to the task of replacing the human-friendly version with a machine-readable version; a macro virus is a computer virus written in a macro language. Individual macros are sometimes referred to as macro functions, particularly when they accept parameters.
  • The distinction between a macro language and a programming language is imprecise. Often a macro language are designed to allow you to customize one particular program, while a programming language is designed for writing entirely new programs.
  • While a shortcut is particularly easy to use, widely supported, and designed for normal users; macro systems are normally designed for power users.
See also[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

1971, elliptical form of macro lens, from macro- + lens. Compare macrophotography.

Noun[edit]

macro (plural macros)

  1. (photography) macro lens

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

macro f (invariable)

  1. (computing) macro, macroinstruction
  2. (photography) macrophotography
  3. (economics) macroeconomy

Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

macrō

  1. dative masculine singular of macer
  2. dative neuter singular of macer
  3. ablative masculine singular of macer
  4. ablative neuter singular of macer

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

macro m (plural macros)

  1. Alternative form of mácron.

Noun[edit]

macro f or m (in variation) (plural macros)

  1. (computing) macro (abbreviation of complicated input)