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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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Yanev, however, vowed to plan a new ad-hoc committee that it is fully compatible with the decision of KS.
He said the armed forces, police and the judiciary had been given a 100 percent increase in the recent past, therefore, they would not be benefiting from the 50 percent ad-hoc relief allowance.
proposes same power-aware metrics based on battery power consumption at nodes for determining only broadcast routes in wireless ad-hoc networks [18,19].
Despite the efforts of the Ad-hoc Committee and its negotiations, it still is expected that the debate over the proposed rule will not end with the technical arguments, and the publishing of a final rule.
This problem becomes magnified when you consider the rate at which these ad-hoc data sources are appearing, an outgrowth of the data explosion.
Web Ad-Hoc allows users to report from any ODBC compliant data source, such as Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Oracle, or Sybase, without loading drivers or software on the user's machine.
The ad-hoc committee will also take into account the proceedings and all work of the previous ad-hoc committee established to consider the Bill.
The WiMedia platform is based on a centralized and connection-oriented ad-hoc networking topology.
According to the draft resolution published in today s NA Order Paper, the ad-hoc Committee will consider and report on the recommendations contained in Public Protector s report in so far as they relate to the mandate of the NA and also to consider the request of the Public Protector that the report be referred to the Electoral Court.
Arc-Intel is able to provide their clients with a highly functional BI solution that improves access to corporate information and ad-hoc reporting and can be up and running quickly with a minimum of cost and training.
Users can directly search and navigate Business Intelligence data in an ad-hoc manner, then display relevant, usable information to users without the need for predefined report creation.
The Matrix eServices application, created and managed by the Actuate Enterprise Reporting Platform, provides employers with a single self-service access point for ad-hoc reporting, dashboards, and summary information on their absence management programs.