Ad Hoc


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Ad Hoc

Describing anything constituted for a single purpose or to deal with a certain situation. It especially describes a reaction to a spontaneous situation. For example, the board of directors of a company may form an ad hoc committee to deal with a labor dispute. Once the dispute is resolved, the committee will cease to exist.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pink sequin bikini top, pounds 30 (part of set), from Ad Hoc (020 7376 8829); amethyst jeans, pounds 70, and amethyst fur gilet, pounds 70, both by Peter Golding (020 7352 5778); body chain, pounds 5, and large stone ring, pounds 7, both from Ad Hoc (020 7376 8829); shoes, pounds 180, by L'Autra Chose (020 7437 3388).
The ad hoc committee on Monday also had a meeting with the co- ordination board, which has been formed to run the daily affairs of boxing in the country.
En este contexto surge el objetivo de este articulo, que consiste en senalar que hay un rasgo peculiar de los conceptos ad hoc metaforicos que otros no comparten: su produccion por analogia.
Selected military issues with specific reference to the Republic of South Africa, M Hough and L du Plessis (eds), ISBN 1-86854-416-8, 124 pages, Ad Hoc No 38, August 2001.
Security is an important issue for ad hoc networks, especially for those security-sensitive applications.
Will this Ad Hoc group present all of the results of its investigation to the public and to the families of the children who died?
Wasn't the job of the ad hoc committee to address problems and make recommendations?
Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks is being launched to provide an opportunity for researchers in the computer science, engineering, mathametical fields to disseminate and exchange information in the emerging field of ad hoc and sensor wireless networks.
The IT staff might not realize how dynamic the financial environment is, and how important ad hoc requests can be.
For each event, an ad hoc committee is formed from members of the featured nationality.
Sequin butterfly dress with cut out tummy detail, pounds 180, and black and crystal choker, pounds 50, both from Ad Hoc (020 7376 8829)
AD HOC misses today's Badger Brewery Handicap Chase at Wincanton and will instead head straight to the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury next month.