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ad hoc(ăd hŏk′, hōk′)
For the specific purpose, case, or situation at hand and for no other: a committee formed ad hoc to address the issue of salaries.
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)
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)
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]
A Latin phrase meaning for this purpose, often used to describe something that is improvised.
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|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"|
1. for present purposes, when needed, as the need arises Most programs have commonsense built in ad hoc.
adj adv → ad hoc inv