I don't want the short description to show up on my product pages. How do I get rid of it? I am in Magento 2.1.2. I've tried deleting it from the attribute set but it won't let me remove it. Perhaps it is because I already have data in there? Thanks for any suggestions.

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You remove it in layout xml. Make the file {theme_dir}/Magento_Catalog/layout/catalog_product_view.xml with this contents:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<page xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
        <referenceBlock name="product.info.overview" remove="true"/>

and flush the cache.

<referenceContainer name="product.info.overview" remove="true"/>

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