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 History of this Word

"macro" is from "makros" (long or large) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"macro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "large" or "inclusive" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

macro- illustration The main themes of macroeconomics are examined.
macro- illustration There is an unalterable law that the macrocosm (the totality) and the microcosm (the individual) are as like to each other as two drops of water.