As nouns the difference between monad and macro
is that monad
is an ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible while macro
is (programming|computing) a comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complicated input to a computer program or macro
can be (photography) macro lens.
As an adjective macro is
very large in scope or scale.
An ultimate atom, or simple, unextended point; something ultimate and indivisible.
(mathematics, computing) A monoid in the category of endofunctors.
A single individual (such as a pollen grain) that is free from others, not united in a group.
1933, from .
Very large in scope or scale.
1959, shortened form of macroinstruction.
(programming, computing) A comparatively human-friendly abbreviation of complicated input to a computer program.
- The pre-processor expands any embedded macro s into source code before it is compiled.
* Often used attributively; a macro language'' is the syntax for defining new macros; while ''macro expansion'' refers to the task of replacing the human-friendly version with a machine-readable version; a ''macro virus'' is a computer virus written in a ''macro language''. Individual macros are sometimes referred to as ''macro function s, particularly when they accept parameters.
* The distinction between a macro language'' and a ''programming language'' is imprecise. Often a ''macro language'' is designed to allow one to customize one particular program, whereas a ''programming language is designed for writing entirely new programs.
* Although a shortcut'' is particularly easy to use, widely supported, and designed for normal users, ''macro system s are normally designed for power users.
* macro expansion
1971, elliptical form of macro lens, from + lens. Compare macrophotography.
(photography) macro lens