noun (plural macros)
- 1 (also macro instruction) Computing A single instruction that expands automatically into a set of instructions to perform a particular task.More example sentences
- The entire analysis is performed by a single macro in an Excel worksheet.
- Another type of virus, known as a ‘macro’ virus, can infect word processing and spreadsheet documents that use macros.
- Overseas, ‘we were relying on Excel spreadsheets with macros for currency conversion, and a lot of people stapling receipts to reports.’
- 2 Photography A macro lens.More example sentences
- Many also double as macro (close-up) lenses - very useful.
- To get this close, you need a macro or close-focusing lens.
- This is my first camera with a decent macro, so please forgive my temporary indulgence with this feature.
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- 1Large-scale; overall: the analysis of social events at the macro levelMore example sentences
- To the extent that it actually boosts consumption at the expense of investment and the foreign trade balance, the net result from a macro perspective is overall impoverishment.
- In an economy in which the overall macro variable of real income is fixed or cyclical but individual shares are stochastic, a noninflationary equilibrium exists.
- In reality, the gap between subatomic quantum effects and large-scale macro systems is too large to bridge.
- 2 Photography Relating to macrophotography: your lens has a macro setting for shooting big close-upsMore example sentences
- For more serious work, a macro lens or a zoom with a macro feature offers superior quality.
- Fossils were initially photographed in color using a Nikon 995 digital camera in macro mode at a fine JPEG setting.
- If you're into macro photography, keep your lens caps off and your strobes charged.
More definitions of macroDefinition of macro in:
- The US English dictionary