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skim +‎ -able


skimmable (comparative more skimmable, superlative most skimmable)

  1. (of writing) Capable of, or (especially) optimized for, being skimmed (read through quickly).
    Nearly all documentation of business processes should be skimmable, with the summaries clearly differentiated from the detailed expositions.
  2. (of writing) Worthy only of being skimmed rather than closely read; that is, not worthy of close reading.
    • 2008 May 19, Janet Maslin, “Fore! A Writer Tees Off and a Turtle Is Airborne”, in New York Times[1]:
      Though it’s a short book, “The Downhill Lie” becomes skimmable at such moments.

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