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an ad hoc organization or process is not planned but is formed or arranged when it is necessary for a particular purpose An ad hoc group of 75 parents is leading the protest to demand the resignation of the headteacher. He doesn't charge a set amount for his work but negotiates fees on an ad hoc basis.
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ad hoc

For the special purpose or end at hand; also, by extension, improvised or impromptu. The term, Latin for "to this," is most often used for committees established for a specific purpose, as in The committee was formed ad hoc to address health insurance problems. The term is also used as an adjective ( An ad hoc committee was formed), and has given rise to the noun adhocism for the tendency to use temporary, provisional, or improvised methods to deal with a particular problem. [Early 1600s]
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Teachers witness a lot of incidents,'' said Donna Countryman, a member of the teachers subcommittee of the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity.
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