mac·ro·ec·o·nom·ics (măk′rō-ĕk′ə-nŏmĭks, -ē′kə-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the overall aspects and workings of a national economy, such as income, output, and the interrelationship among diverse economic sectors.
mac′ro·e·cono·mist (-ĭ-kŏnə-mĭst) n.
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