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ad hoc

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 hoc

Meaning "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.
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Officials from National Information Technology Board, Farjeel Javed and Bilal Abbasi, briefed the ad-hoc committee in this record .
He further stated that the appointment of two ad-hoc judges in Supreme Court had done after the approval of Judicial Commission.
The second technology used by AirDrop is an Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi network.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) party and nationalist party Ataka refused to include their representatives into the first ad-hoc committee due to Yanev's leadership.
He said all employees, whether on contract or in the corporations, would benefit from the 50 percent ad-hoc relief allowance.
Consider a huge ad-hoc network, which is partitioned and connected via single hop host.
The next step for the MACT Ad-hoc committee is to respond to EPA and their requests for more information concerning the formal comments that were submitted.
These ad-hoc data sources rarely get inserted into the data warehouse.
The City Council and the ad-hoc committee's discussions about hiring a new city manager are exempt from the state's open meeting law, which allows municipalities to make hiring and firing decisions in private.
The committee also forms ad-hoc subcommittees as special issues crop up.
Earlier, the finance minister in his budget speech had announced merger of two ad-hoc relief of 2013-14 and 2014-15 to the basic salary and ten percent raise on it.
PESAWAR -- Khyber Pakhtunkwha government on Tuesday decided to table a bill for the regularization services of 215 Ad-hoc lecturers serving on deputation in various parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)