Definition of ad hoc adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ad hoc

BrE BrE//ˌæd ˈhɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæd ˈhɑːk//
(from Latin)
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arranged or happening when necessary and not planned in advance an ad hoc meeting to deal with the problem The meetings will be held on an ad hoc basis. Word OriginLatin, literally ‘to this’.

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