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Term: TL;DR [Too long; didn’t read]
TL;DR is a simple acronym for the phrase “Too long; didn’t read”.
It’s often used as a slightly snarky introduction to a short or pithy summary of a longer post or article for those that don’t have the time, desire, or perhaps the attention-span to read the entire work.
Technically it’s somewhat backwards, in that the phrase “too long; didn’t read” would be stated by a potential reader, but some authors have elected to use it in this summary fashion.« Back to Glossary Index