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macro language

(1) A special-purpose command language used to automate sequences within an application such as a spreadsheet or word processor. Macro languages often include programming controls (IF THEN, GOTO, WHILE, etc.), but rarely have the capabilities of a full-blown programming language. See macro recorder, batch file and shell script.

(2) An assembly language that uses macros. See macro.
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