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exercise for the reader

A subject, debate, or other matter that is not decided or dealt with directly by the author or presenter, but rather is left up to the judgment or interpretation of the observer, reader, or addressee. The report merely details the spending practices of the parties concerned; whether or not these payments were dubious in nature is left as an exercise for the reader. The politician's speech made broad references to invigorating the economy with practical, no-nonsense measures—what such measures might be, though, was left as an exercise for the reader.
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reader

n. a piece of paper with writing on it; a note; a prescription; an IOU. (Underworld.) I got a reader for some morphine.
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[UKPRwire, Mon Apr 15 2019] Vendors in the handheld RFID readers market are focusing on the integration cloud-based network to provide its end-users with centralized management and low cost of deployment.
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But by using a few well-placed comments or notes, you can attract readers who might otherwise have passed you by.
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However, readers need to be prepared, particularly non-economists, to slog on through some dense material.
Its editorial package includes a range of topics in a seasonal thinking-ahead format to guide its readers to a greater enjoyment of their rural lifestyles.
She inverted readers' expectations, forcing them to examine their own assumptions and instincts, to perceive how they might identify with and even become the alienator, dominator, and oppressor.
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