Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
macro-[′mak·rō or ‚mak·rə]
(science and technology)
Prefix meaning large.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Prefix large. Opposite of micro-. In the mainstream and among other technical cultures (for example, medical people) this competes with the prefix mega-, but hackers tend to restrict the latter to quantification.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)