noun (used with a singular verb)

  1. the branch of economics dealing with the broad and general aspects of an economy, as the relationship between the income and investments of a country as a whole.


  1. (functioning as singular) the branch of economics concerned with aggregates, such as national income, consumption, and investmentCompare microeconomics

adj.also macro-economic, 1938, from macro- + economic. n.also macro-economics, 1948, from macroeconomic; also see -ics. The part of economic theory that deals with aggregates, such as national income, total employment, and total consumption. (Compare microeconomics.)

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