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ad hoc

Created when necessary for a specific purpose (as opposed to being planned or prepared in advance). The phrase is Latin for "to this." Let's form an ad hoc committee to make some recommendations to the board, and then we'll decide how to address this issue. Ad hoc wireless networks often present security risks to unsuspecting mobile device users.
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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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ˌad ˈhoc

(from Latin) arranged or happening when necessary and not planned in advance: The meetings will be held on an ad hoc basis.
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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.
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Commenting on James' appointment, Marcus Long, Chief Executive of HOC said: "From our inception back in 1993, 110C has grown in both size and influence.
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.
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The next meeting of the ad hoc committee is scheduled for April 19.
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Ad hoc requests represent one more disruption in their day.
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As a result, the Ad Hoc committee of two bishops, two staff members and five women was formed.