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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 sacked ad hoc WMOs had been serving on their posts for the last several years, but instead of adjusting them on the other posts in Sialkot district's other areas, they have been terminated from their jobs.
According to this provision in the statute quoted, the president shall make ad hoc appointments to reconstitute a quorum from among the judges of the circuit courts.
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* Ad Hoc Subcommittee 2.130--Priority of Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure (Chair Tom Hall).
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.
Their primary intent is to serve as a 'show of force' and physically demonstrate the groundswell of people pushing for the passage of the basic law and persuade the majority of the members of the Ad Hoc Committee on the BBL to guarantee the passage of an inclusive basic law true to the spirit of the CAB.
The Stonefield Query ad hoc reporting solution empowers end-users to create simple or sophisticated reports, by having functions that allow them to tailor reports to best match its content with the intended audience.
A year ago, The Journal featured design engineer Adam Burbidge, 27, who Ad Hoc had recruited and vetted to act as a guardian angel in the empty former St Andrew's RC First School in Blyth.
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.
En la decada de los ochenta, Laurence Barsalou introdujo la nocion de categoria ad hoc. A estas categorias se les asocian conceptos ad hoc que, como las primeras, se construyen sobre la marcha.
Announcing the new ad hoc committee, Archbishop Timothy M.
Ad Hoc successfully runs the scheme in other towns and cities across the UK including London, Leeds and Liverpool with significant benefits for both property owners and local residents.