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ad hoc

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Pronunciation: /ad ˈhɒk
 
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Definition of ad hoc in English:

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'.

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