macro = M = macrotape

macrology /mak-rol'*-jee/ n.

1. Set of usually complex or crufty macros, e.g., as part of a large system written in LISP, TECO, or (less commonly) assembler. 2. The art and science involved in comprehending a macrology in sense 1. Sometimes studying the macrology of a system is not unlike archeology, ecology, or theology, hence the sound-alike construction. See also boxology.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Ma*crol"o*gy (?), n. [L. macrologia, Gr. ; long + discourse: cf. F. macrologie.]

Long and tedious talk without much substance; superfluity of words.


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