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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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According to the office memorandum, the term 'Basic Pay' for the purpose of Ad-hoc Relief Allowance-2019 will also include the amount of the personal pay granted on account of annual increment beyond the maximum of the existing pay scales.
According to him, reforms in the delegation of responsibilities by the commission to the ad-hoc election personnel has remained an exercise the commission will continue to review from one election to another.
Already, the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee, probing the alleged scam, had said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in his capacity as the chairman of the programme, and the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr Mustapha Maihaja, were culpable.
Though, they have been teaching since last 10 years and being paid Rs 25,000 from college fund which does not meet their requirements in current circumstance and price hike, ad-hoc lecturers regretted.
The Express Tribune quoted sources, as saying that the Attorney General's office had recommended the names of senior lawyer Makhdoom Ali Khan and former Jordan prime minister Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh to Prime Minister Office (PMO) for the nomination of one name as an ad-hoc judge.
According to details, ad-hoc reliefs added in 2009-10 will be incorporated into the salaries.
According to Wikipedia, a Wireless Ad-Hoc network "is a decentralized type of wireless network.
In the post-budget media briefing, Finance Secretary Salman Siddique said the 50 percent ad-hoc relief allowance would be applicable to their running basic pay and not to their initial basic pay.
Following attributes should be considered for security of ad-hoc networks [11], in routing protocols perspective:
This volume documents much of the work being done in this field, using contributions from research scientists and technicians on topics such as web access for mobile users, wireless network decoding and TCP performance of ad-hoc networks.
On February 21, the AFS 10E MACT Ad-hoc Committee submitted its formal comments on the pending iron and steel Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Standards to the U.S.
Report Results: Quite often the result of an application--a report, for instance--is an ad-hoc data source.