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macro

(mak′rō)
A set of instructions that invokes the computer to run a command or an action, e.g., pressing “Ctrl” + “i” to add italics to selected text.
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Perhaps the biggest benefit of using CNC and our new macro language, though, is a capability for longer periods of untended machining," Evans adds.
With its new macro language, SigmPlot can create custom menu choices and dialog boxes, acquire and graph data in real time, or execute powerful analytical methods.
Several anti-virus vendors have tried to implement this technology for traditional compiled viruses, but this technique can only work efficiently on programs written in script or macro languages, which are not compiled.
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The macro languages in Word and Excel have continued to evolve toward a common Basic syntax, and Bill Gates' "Information At Your Fingertips" speech Soft-letter, 11/30/90) clearly pointed to a common application control language that would seamlessly integrate individual applications.
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