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adjective & adverb
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 togetherjury-rigged, juryquick and dirtyas the need arises, when necessary, when neededView synonyms
- ‘My hypothesis that the watch is in your pocket because you stole it, is not an ad hoc hypothesis.’
- ‘On this webpage we provide a selection of web links that are all related in some way to wireless ad hoc networking.’
- ‘Wireless ad hoc networks are formed by a set of hosts that communicate with each other over a wireless channel.’
Latin, literally to this.
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