Definition of ad hoc in English:

ad hoc

adverb & adjective

  • Created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.

    [as adjective] ‘the discussions were on an ad hoc basis’
    [as adverb] ‘the group was constituted ad hoc’
    impromptu, extempore, extemporary, extemporaneous, expedient, emergency, improvised, rough and ready, makeshift, make-do, cobbled together, thrown together
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Latin, literally to this.


ad hoc

/ad ˈhɒk/