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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Macron  \Ma"cron\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  long.]  (Pron.) 
  A  short,  straight,  horizontal  mark  [-],  placed  over  vowels  to 
  denote  that  they  are  to  be  pronounced  with  a  long  sound;  as 
  [=a],  in  d[=a]me;  [=e],  in  s[=e]am,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  diacritical  mark  (-)  placed  above  a  vowel  to  indicate  a 
  long  sound 

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