LDR is an internet acronym, with several meanings and interpretations, depending on the context.
The most widespread use of “LDR” is used for abbreviating “Long Distance Relationship”.
It may also be an abbreviation for the term “leader”.
In a financial context, however “LDR” is used as an acronym for “Loan-Deposit Ratio”.
Origin of the term
Like most internet acronyms, “LDR” also started appearing on message boards, chatrooms and forums in the 1990’s.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, with many other entries to follow.
Spread of the term
The arrival of SMS technology, as well as the rising popularity of digital communication and social media in the 2000’s led to the acronyms becoming more and more popular among the masses.