Definition of Ad hoc

1. Adjective. Often improvised or impromptu. "An ad hoc committee meeting"

Similar to: Unplanned

2. Adverb. For one specific case. "They were appointed ad hoc"

3. Adjective. For or concerned with one specific purpose. "A coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions"
Similar to: Specific

Definition of Ad hoc

1. Adjective. For this particular purpose. ¹

2. Adjective. Special. ¹

3. Adjective. Created on the spur of the moment; impromptu. ¹

4. Adverb. On the spur of the moment. ¹

5. Adverb. For a particular purpose. ¹

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Literary usage of Ad hoc

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1. A Monograph on Plebiscites: With a Collection of Official Documants by Sarah Wambaugh (1920)
"Signed: A ALL Vote of Union with Wallachia Passed by the Divan ad hoc of ... 7 " The Divan of Moldavia ad hoc, proceeding in the manner prescribed for it by ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1847)
"EUSTIS, Ch. J.—Process was served on the curator ad hoc appointed to represent Hunt, who, in his capacity of curator ad hoc, only, appeared and prayed that ..."

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