macro

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See also: macró

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.ɹoʊ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæk.ɹəʊ/
  • (file)

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.
    • 1999, Katharine Gates, Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex (page 115)
      Crumb's sexual fixation on gigantic women's legs became a major feature of his most celebrated images. Despite the common themes among macrophiles, Ed Lundt believes that no two macro fantasies are quite alike []
  2. (cooking, colloquial) Clipping of macrobiotic.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Stein, Eating Purely:
      While there are many aspects to this way of living, the actual “diet” focuses on whole foods, consumed in traditional methods. A typical macro bowl includes grains, beans, steamed veggies, sea vegetables, and fermented foods.
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Noun[edit]

macro (countable and uncountable, plural macros)

  1. (colloquial, nutrition, countable, chiefly in the plural) Clipping of macronutrient.
    • 2018, Spencer Langley, Flex Life: How to Transform Your Body Forever, Flex Life Inc. (→ISBN), page 81:
      Don't be afraid to include some “unhealthy” foods in your diet. The overarching rule about foods is if it fits your macros (IIFYM), then you can eat it. That means you can eat chocolate, ice cream, and many other indulgences []
  2. (colloquial, economics, uncountable) Clipping of macroeconomics.
  3. (colloquial, photography, countable) Short for macro lens.
    • 1980, Popular Science (volume 217, number 6, page 94)
      Most macros are made by camera manufacturers to fit their cameras
    • 2008, Richard Satterlie, Agnes Hahn
      The lens was a macro, capable of everything from an “infinity shot” to a close-up in which a single fingerprint filled the entire frame.

Etymology 2[edit]

1959, shortened form of macroinstruction.

Noun[edit]

macro (plural macros)

  1. (programming) A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complex input to a computer program.
    The preprocessor expands any embedded macros into source code before it is compiled.
    • 1998, "Dr. Cat", Furry web site plug (on newsgroup alt.fan.furry)
      There's also a spam filter in the code now, so if someone attempts to flood people's screens with macros or a bot, everything after the first few lines is thrown away.
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 is designed to allow one to customize one particular program, whereas a programming language is designed for writing entirely new programs.
  • Whereas a shortcut is particularly easy to use, widely supported, and designed for normal users, macro systems are normally designed for power users.
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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin macrum, accusative of macer (lean, skinny). Doublet of magro.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.kro/
  • Rhymes: -akro
  • Hyphenation: mà‧cro

Adjective[edit]

macro (feminine macra, masculine plural macri, feminine plural macre)

  1. (literary) thin, skinny, scrawny
    Synonym: magro
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References[edit]

  • macro1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 2[edit]

From the clipping of various terms.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.kro/
  • Rhymes: -akro
  • Hyphenation: mà‧cro

Adjective[edit]

macro (invariable)

  1. (photography) Clipping of macrofotografico

Noun[edit]

macro f (invariable)

  1. (computing) Clipping of macroistruzione

References[edit]

  • macro2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Etymology 3[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French macro, from maquereau.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maˈkro/*
  • Rhymes: -o
  • Hyphenation: ma‧cró

Noun[edit]

macro m (invariable)

  1. (slang) pimp
    Synonyms: (literary) lenone, (Rome) pappa, (regional) pappone, protettore, ruffiano

References[edit]

  • macro3 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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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

References[edit]

  • macro in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.kɾu/, [ˈma.kɾu]

  • Hyphenation: ma‧cro
  • Rhymes: -akɾu

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)

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

macro n (plural macrouri)

  1. Alternative form of macrou

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

macro m (plural macros)

  1. (computing) macro

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