macro


macro
macro macro n. [shortened form of macroinstruction] 1. a single computer instruction which symbolizes, and is converted at the time of program execution or by a compiler into, a series of instructions in the same computer language. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A keystroke (or combination of keystrokes) which symbolizes and is replaced by a series of keystrokes; -- a convenient feature of some advanced programs, such as word processors or database programs, which allows a user to rapidly execute any series of operations which may be performed multiple times. Such macros may typically be defined by the program user, without rewriting or recompiling the program. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • macro — (n.) 1959 in computing sense, shortened from MACRO INSTRUCTION (Cf. macro instruction) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • macro- — Prefijo que significa grande. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

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