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AD HOC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ad hoc mean? 

AD HOC (adjective)
  The adjective AD HOC has 2 senses:

1. often improvised or impromptu
2. for or concerned with one specific purpose

  Familiarity information: AD HOC used as an adjective is rare.


AD HOC (adverb)
  The adverb AD HOC has 1 sense:

1. for one specific case

  Familiarity information: AD HOC used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AD HOC (adjective)


Sense 1ad hoc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Often improvised or impromptu

Context example:

an ad hoc committee meeting

Similar:

unplanned (without apparent forethought or prompting or planning)


Sense 2ad hoc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

For or concerned with one specific purpose

Context example:

a coordinated policy instead of ad hoc decisions

Similar:

specific ((sometimes followed by 'to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique)


AD HOC (adverb)


Sense 1ad hoc [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

For one specific case

Context example:

they were appointed ad hoc


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