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A single instruction that expands automatically into a set of instructions to perform a particular task.
- ‘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.’’
- ‘Other documents automatically load the viral macros from this file when they are opened.’
- ‘No standardized macros or any preformatted text were used.’
- ‘The entire analysis is performed by a single macro in an Excel worksheet.’
A macro lens.
- ‘This is my first camera with a decent macro, so please forgive my temporary indulgence with this feature.’
- ‘Many also double as macro (close-up) lenses - very useful.’
- ‘To get this close, you need a macro or close-focusing lens.’
- ‘A standard 50 mm lens will work, but a 55 mm lens with macro capability will allow extreme close-ups.’
- ‘We used a Nikonos V camera and the full range of lenses from 35 mm to macro.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.