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Macro is an abbreviation for Macromanagement. It typically refers to the choice of and the execution of the overall strategy. This includes choosing a strategy to generate as much income as possible, when to advance in technology or to create as much units as possible.

Strong Macro-players are generally able to optimize the expansion of their bases, resulting in a stronger economy and a larger army.

Macroing focuses on the long-term, whilst microing focuses on short-term precise unit control.