- = makeshift, emergency, improvised, impromptu, expedient, stopgap, jury-rigged (mainly, nautical) •
An ad hoc committee was set up to examine the problem.
opposites: lasting, standing of a committee, fixed, regular, permanent
- = for present purposes, when needed, as the need arises •
Most programs have commonsense built in ad hoc.
'ad hoc' in Other Languages
- British English: ad hoc An ad hoc activity or organization is not planned in advance, but is done or formed only because a particular situation has made it necessary. ADJECTIVEThe Council meets on an ad hoc basis to discuss problems.
- Brazilian Portuguese: extraordinário extraordinária
- Chinese: 特别的特别別的
- European Spanish: ad hoc
- French: ad hoc
- German: Ad-hoc-
- Italian: ad hoc
- Japanese: 臨時の
- Korean: 임시의
- Portuguese: extraordinário extraordinária
- Spanish: ad hoc
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