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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 Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon (2007)

by David H. Capie, Paul Evans, Paul M. Evans

Ad hoc multilateralism usually focuses on a single problem or issue and membership tends to be restricted to parties with a close link to the matter at hand . Scalapino's initial use of the term focused on North Korea's threat to withdraw from the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Politics (2002)

by David Robertson

Until recently, the attempt to prosecute and punish individuals guilty of crimes against humanity during wars was an ad hoc business, and largely a matter of the winners in a war punishing some of the leading members of the defeated enemy ...

Google previewA law dictionary and glossary (1859)

containing full definitions of the principal terms of the common and civil law : together with translations and explanations of the various technical phrases in different languages, occurring in the ancient and modern reports, and standard treatises : embracing, also, all the principal common and civil law maxims by Alexander Mansfield Burrill

AD HOC. Lat. To this; hereunto. Towns. PI.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

Any specific time-sensitive ad hoc requirement for intelligence information or products to support an ongoing crisis or operation not necessarily related to standing requirements or scheduled intelligence production. A request for information ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945 (1999)

by Winston Langley

AD HOC. This is a French term that means "for a special purpose or occasion." In international relations, an ad hoc body (committee, commission, court, or tribunal) is one established to perform a single or specific task, and its life ceases upon ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law and Practice: A to Admiralty (1909)

by William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland

“ An answer by tl1e curator ad hoc, not as such, but as counsel for the defendant, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

ad hoc A Latin phrase meaning for this purpose, often used to describe something that is improvised. ad hominem A Latin phrase meaning to the ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law

by Mauro Cappelletti

Ad hoc policies. - Established national policies observed in procurement are likely to become embodied in legislation or administrative rules and may then be readily ascertainable by the inquirer.208 On the other hand, governmental ...

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 ...

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

24 July 1977
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