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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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The ICJ will now notify India that former Chief Justice Jillani has been nominated by Pakistan to sit as a judge ad hoc of the court in the Jadhav case.
In a meeting in the Capital on Monday, the ad hoc committee informed SAI director general Injeti Srinivas, one of its members, that BI has taken sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal for a ride on its legal standing, and was organising the national championships despite the ad hoc committee asking them twice -- in writing -- to refrain from any such move.
However, a sizeable number of the ad hoc nurses unwilling to accept the government assurances still continuing their sit-in until their services are regularized and made permanent.
Un ejemplo de concepto ad hoc aparece cuando se usa metaforicamente la expresion el agua esta hirviendo para hablar del mar agitado.
Contemporary international organisations and treaties: Selected documents, M Hough and A du Plessis (eds) ISBN 1-86854-191-6, 264 pages, Ad Hoc No 34, October 1997.
Logi Ad Hoc Version 10 includes a completely redesigned user interface that makes dashboard and report creation easier and more intuitive, it says.
Ad hoc networks are a new paradigm of wireless communication for mobile hosts (which we call nodes).
What is the specific mandate and powers of this Ad Hoc group?
The dull beige computer monitor pictured in Ad Hoc Locum (Complete System), 2005, is technologically outmoded, while the pile of soil in Ad Hoc Locum (Ficus), 2004, as the residue of landscaping, indicates that there's a corresponding hole somewhere.