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Merriam-Webster's Definition


noun plural but usually singular in construction \ˈma-krō-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-miks, -ˌē-kə-\
      : the study of the large economic systems of a country or region
Full Definition of MACROECONOMICS
      :  a study of economics in terms of whole systems especially with reference to general levels of output and income and to the interrelations among sectors of the economy
mac·ro·eco·nom·ic  \-mik\ adjective

Merriam-Webster's Definition


noun plural but usually singular in construction \-ˌe-kə-ˈnä-miks, -ˌē-kə-\                                                                                                        

   : the study of the economic decisions and actions of individual people, companies, etc.

Full Definition of MICROECONOMICS

        : study of economics in terms of individual areas of activity (as a firm)  — compare macroeconomics  

mi·cro·eco·nom·ic \-ˈnä-mik\  adjective
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