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, Ad hoc network
Contrived purely for the purpose in hand rather than planned
carefully in advance. E.g. "We didn't know what to do about
the sausage rolls, so we set up an ad-hoc committee".
ad hocMeaning "to this" in Latin, it refers to dealing with situations as they occur rather than ones that are repeated on a regular basis. For example, an "ad hoc query" is a question made up on the spot. An "ad hoc mobile network" is a communications network in which each node participates based on its location at the moment. See ad hoc query, ad hoc mode and mobile ad hoc network.