Pronunciation: (mak"rō-ek"u-nom'iks, -ē"ku-), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. v.)
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. Cf. microeconomics.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.