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Definition of Ad hoc

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impromptu, devised for the purpose at hand (e.g. ad hoc committee - committee established for a specific reason)
for a specific purpose
Ad hoc Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
For a particular purpose. (improvised, made up in an instant)
Ad hoc Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning "for this". In English, it generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task, non-generalizable, and not intended to be able to be adapted to other purposes (compare with a priori).

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Ad hoc Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
HMCS Legal Terms
For this purpose
Ad Hoc decisions are made as and when a situation demands:
  • Ad Hoc committees are formed to address a particular issue
  • Ad Hoc meetings would take place to discuss specific matters
  • By Her Majesty's Courts Service. Published under Crown Copyright.
    Ad hoc Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
    WordNet 2.0

    1. often improvised or impromptu; "an ad hoc committee meeting"
    (similar) unplanned
    2. for or concerned with one specific purpose; "a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions"
    (similar) specific

    1. for one specific case; "they were appointed ad hoc"