Monad vs Macro - What's the difference?

monad | macro |


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.

monad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • See also

    * ("monad" on Wikipedia) * dyad * triad

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    macro

    English

    Etymology 1

    1933, from .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Very large in scope or scale.
  • Etymology 2

    1959, shortened form of macroinstruction.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
    Usage notes
    * 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.
    See also
    *

    See also

    * macro expansion * template

    Etymology 3

    1971, elliptical form of macro lens, from  + lens. Compare macrophotography.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (photography) macro lens
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