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A standard English word used in a manner which is deliberately vague or undefined, or defined in a manner which subtly suits the user and varies from the standard English definition.
The ID movement's failure to define, or distinguish the word "information" from the standard dictionary, or Claude Shannon's definition is a Phronism.

The insertion of the word "about" into the definition of Simultaneous is a phronism

"Happening at the same time." is the true definition.

"Happening at "about" the same time" is a phronism
by alloytoo February 27, 2010
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