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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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When asked about their ad hoc status, they said they had nothing to say.
The ad hoc committee would be comprised of representatives from each of the subcommittees and would serve as an advisory group to the governing board.
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But Ad Hoc has been given an 8lb hike to a rating of 138 by BHB handicapper Phil Smith-to the annoyance of connections of the Paul Nicholls-trained six-year-old.
The Ad Hoc Committee created to review city manager candidates:
City Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski, chairing the ad hoc committee, and Councilman Joel Wachs, committee member, inquired as to how much a final report might differ from the initial report.
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The directors expanded a policy under which there already had been payments for board meetings, ad hoc committee meetings and regular subcommittee meetings.
The Ad Hoc Committee held a call on January 2, 2007 for holders of notes issued under the 1997 Indenture and the 2000 Indenture.