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TL;DR or tl;dr, short for "too long; didn't read", is internet slang to say that some text being replied to has been ignored because of its length. It is also used to introduce a summary of an online post or news article.
In the academic community, this concept is known as an abstract and has been used for many decades.
- Attention economy
- BLUF – Bottom Line Up Front
- Information overload
- Internet culture
- Lexicographic information cost
- Long-form journalism
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TL;DR, abbrev.: ‘too long didn’t read’: used as a dismissive response to a lengthy online post, or to introduce a summary of a lengthy post.
- "tl;dr". Oxford English Dictionary (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. (Subscription or participating institution membership required.)
- "tl;dr". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.