Macro- (prefix)
Prefix from the Greek "makros" meaning large or long. Examples of terms involving macro- include macrobiotic, macrocephaly, macrocytic, macroglossia, macrophage, macroscopic, and macrosomia. The opposite of macro- is micro-.

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  • macro- — [mækrəʊ ǁ roʊ] prefix very large and concerned with a whole system rather than just part of it: • A number of chapters are devoted to fiscal policy in a macro context. * * * macro UK US /mækrəʊ / prefix ► relating to the whole of something,… …   Financial and business terms

  • macro- — [mækrəu US rou] prefix technical [: Latin; Origin: Greek makro , from makros long ] large and concerning a whole system rather than particular parts of it ≠ ↑micro ▪ macroeconomics ▪ macromolecular structures …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • macro- — [mækrəu US rou] prefix technical [: Latin; Origin: Greek makro , from makros long ] large and concerning a whole system rather than particular parts of it ≠ ↑micro ▪ macroeconomics ▪ macromolecular structures …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • macro- — [ mækrou ] prefix large or considered in a general way: used with some nouns and adjectives: the macroclimate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • macro- — (prefix) large, long, great …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • macro- — prefix technical large, especially concerning a whole system rather than particular parts of it: macroeconomics | macromolecular structures compare micro­ …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • macro- — [[t]mæ̱kroʊ [/t]] PREFIX Macro is added to words in order to form new words that are technical and that refer to things which are large or involve the whole of something. ...the cornerstone of macro economic policy. ...the macro relationship… …   English dictionary

  • macro- — UK [mækrəʊ] / US [mækroʊ] prefix large, or considered in a general way: used with some nouns and adjectives the macro climate …   English dictionary

  • macro- — a prefix meaning long , large , great , excessive , used especially in scientific or economics terminology, contrasting with micro , as in macrocosm, macropod. Also, (before vowels), macr . {Greek makro , combining form of makros} …   Australian English dictionary

  • macro- — /mækrəυ/ prefix very large, covering a wide area …   Marketing dictionary in english

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