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ad hoc

 (ăd hŏk′, hōk′)
adv.
For the specific purpose, case, or situation at hand and for no other: a committee formed ad hoc to address the issue of salaries.
adj.
1. Formed for or concerned with one specific purpose: an ad hoc compensation committee.
2. Improvised and often impromptu: "This single little incident reveals volumes about the arbitrariness and ad hoc brutality of the Roman regime" (Harvey Cox).

[Latin : ad, to + hoc, neuter accusative of hic, this.]

ad hoc

(æd ˈhɒk)
adj, adv
for a particular purpose only; lacking generality or justification: an ad hoc decision; an ad hoc committee.
[Latin, literally: to this]

ad hoc

(æd ˈhɒk, ˈhoʊk)
adv.
1. for the special purpose or end presently under consideration.
adj.
2. concerned or dealing with a specific purpose or end: an ad hoc committee.
[1550–60; < Latin: for this]

ad hoc

A Latin phrase meaning for this purpose, often used to describe something that is improvised.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ad hoc - often improvised or impromptu; "an ad hoc committee meeting"
unplanned - without apparent forethought or prompting or planning; "an unplanned economy"; "accepts an unplanned order"; "an unplanned pregnancy"; "unplanned remarks"
2.ad hoc - for or concerned with one specific purpose; "a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions"
specific - (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique; "rules with specific application"; "demands specific to the job"; "a specific and detailed account of the accident"
Adv.1.ad hoc - for one specific case; "they were appointed ad hoc"

ad hoc

adjective
1. makeshift, emergency, improvised, impromptu, expedient, stopgap, jury-rigged (chiefly Nautical) An ad hoc committee was set up to examine the problem.
makeshift lasting, standing (of a committee), fixed, regular, permanent
adverb
1. for present purposes, when needed, as the need arises Most programs have commonsense built in ad hoc.
Translations
ad hoc
ویژه
ad hoc

ad hoc

[ˌædˈhɒk] ADJ [decision] → para el caso; [committee] → formado con fines específicos

ad hoc

[ˌædˈhɒk] adj [decision] → de circonstance; [committee] → ad hoc
on an ad hoc basis → de façon ad hoc

ad hoc

adj advad hoc inv

ad hoc

[ˌædˈhɒk] adj (decision) → ad hoc inv; (committee) → apposito/a
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