ad hoc definition

  • adverb:
    • For the certain function, situation, or circumstance at hand and no other: a committee formed random to address the matter of salaries.
    • From the spur-of-the-moment.
    • For a particular purpose.
    • for just one particular case
  • adjective:
    • created for or concerned with one specific purpose: an ad hoc settlement committee.
    • Improvised and often impromptu: "On an ad hoc basis, Congress has . . . placed . . . ceilings on military aid to specific countries” ( New York Times).
    • because of this certain function.
    • Special.
    • produced on the spur-of-the-moment; impromptu.
    • for or worried about one certain function
    • usually improvised or impromptu
  • noun:
    • to the; with regards to this (topic or thing); specifically.

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