Definition of ad hoc in English:

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ad hoc

Pronunciation: /ad ˈhɒk/

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
More example sentences
  • My hypothesis that the watch is in your pocket because you stole it, is not an ad hoc hypothesis.
  • Wireless ad hoc networks are formed by a set of hosts that communicate with each other over a wireless channel.
  • On this webpage we provide a selection of web links that are all related in some way to wireless ad hoc networking.
Synonyms
Nautical  jury-rigged, jury
informal quick and dirty
as the need arises, when necessary, when needed

Origin

Latin, literally 'to this'.

Words that rhyme with ad hoc

amok, Bangkok, baroque, belle époque, bloc, block, bock, brock, chock, chock-a-block, clock, doc, dock, floc, flock, frock, hock, hough, interlock, jock, knock, langue d'oc, lock, Locke, Médoc, mock, nock, o'clock, pock, post hoc, roc, rock, schlock, shock, smock, sock, Spock, stock, wok, yapok

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