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Ad Hoc

Definition of the adjective ad hoc

What does ad hoc mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. often improvised or impromptu
    • example: an ad hoc committee meeting
    • similar: unplanned
  2. for or concerned with one specific purpose
    • example: a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions
    • similar: specific

Alternative definition of the adjective ad hoc


  1. for this particular purpose
  2. See special.
  3. created on the spur of the moment, impromptu.

Definition of the adverb ad hoc

What does ad hoc mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. for one specific case
    • example: they were appointed ad hoc

Alternative definition of the adverb ad hoc


  1. At the spur of the moment.
  2. For a particular purpose.


Ad Hoc is a musical group.

  • album: "Ad-hoC"


  1. "Ad Hoc" is a musical album of Edge of Motion.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  2. "Ad Hoc" is a musical EP of Jeremy Ford.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  3. "ad hoc" is a musical album of Dominic Miller.
    • released on
  4. "Ad Hoc" a.k.a. "Ad-hoC" is a musical album of Ad Hoc.
    • released on (4 years ago)


Ad Hoc is a family-style comfort food restaurant in Yountville, California. Opened by Thomas Keller in September 2006, Ad Hoc was meant to serve as a temporary cafe for six months but was retained as a permanent establishment.

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Google previewThe Presidential-Congressional Political Dictionary (2007)

by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali

Ad Hoc Committee A panel that considers bills that overlap the jurisdiction of several committees. Ad hoc committees are created by the Speaker of the House with House approval. The Senate has no provision for the establishment of such ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

ad hoc hypothesis 13 14 Adorno, Theodor. attack on existing political systems and institutions, however tyrannical or perverse they might be. But this response is based on a mistaken understanding of Hegel's notion of actuality.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1987)

Volume 43 - Supplement 8: Apple Computer: Inc. to Work Analysis in Libraries by Allen Kent

Chua Parinyadhawat formed an ad hoc committee in the process of establishing the library association. The date, August 11. 1953. marked the first move to officially register the founding of a new association ...

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by John P Grant, J.Craig Barker

ad hoc judge any Member of the League resort to war in disregard of its covenants under Articles 12, 13 or 15, it shall ipso facto be deemed to have committed an act of war (un acte de guerre) against all other Members of the League.

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Quotes about Ad Hoc


‘Hoc fecit Keating’ – he’ll attest:
“Hock, fake it, cheating – we’ll arrest! ”

24 July 1977
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