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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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A lot of work has been done in the field of mobile ad hoc network and peer-to-peer network.
* Ad Hoc Subcommittee 2.430/2.525 --Record Retention (Chair Amy Borman).
'BOODLE FIGHT' FOR BBL - Civil society organizations and advocates in Davao City do a 'boodle fight' for peace as the Ad Hoc Committee in the Lower House of Congress started to cast their votes on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Monday.
Stonefield has partnered with over 800 OEM and ISV partners to deliver ad hoc query and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting solutions to more than 225,000 users in over 65 countries globally to date.
Contemporary terrorism and insurgency: Selected case studies and responses, Hough, M, Kruys, G P H and A du Ressis, ISBN 1-86854-632-2, 107 pages, Ad Hoc No 42, November 2005.
conceptos ad hoc', consideramos los rasgos de los conceptos confeccionados y su contraste con los conceptos ad hoc.
In his letter Dolan said, "The establishment of the ad hoc committee is one element of what I expect to be a new moment in the history of our conference.
The arrangement with Ad Hoc is temporary and put in place to protect buildings whilst the future of the sites is resolved.
The first three chapters in this collection explore routing and bandwidth allocation for CDMA/TDMA wireless networks, data aggregation mechanisms in wireless sensor networks, and flooding schemes in mobile ad hoc networks.
Global Banking News-10 April 2009-Hoenig says ad hoc approach to credit troubles may be problematic(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
There are four major routing protocols for adhoc networks: Temporally Ordered Routing Algorithm (TORA)[4], Ad Hoc On Demand Distance Vector (AODV) [5], Dynamic Source Routing (DSR) [6] and Destination Sequenced Distance Vector (DSDV) [8].
Information Builders, a provider of operational business intelligence (BI) systems, announced on Friday (17 October) WebFOCUS InfoAssist, an ad hoc reporting solution built on AJAX technology with a Microsoft Office-like user interface.
Ad Hoc was the horse and it seemed obvious that Paul Nicholls had just one race on his mind for the Whitbread Gold Cup winner.
CHARLTON - The town's ad hoc Water Search Subcommittee has violated the state's Open Meeting Law, according to a ruling by the office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D.
% Artigos publicados apos adaptacoes sugeridas pelos 21 10,1 pareceristas Ad Hoc Artigos aprovados apos adaptacoes sugeridas pelos 07 3,4 pareceristas Ad Hoc e aguardando publicacao Artigos devolvidos aos autores para analise e 12 5,8 processamento das sugestoes elaboradas pelos pareceristas Ad Hoc Artigos submetidos para avaliacao 94 45,4 Artigos em processo de analise / avaliacao pelos 30 14,5 pareceristas Ad Hoc Artigos nao aceitos apos avaliacao dos pareceristas Ad 30 14,5 Hoc (sistema double blind review) Artigos retirados 13 6,3 TOTAL 207 100,0