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ad hocadjective, adverb

us   /ˈæd ˈhɑk, -ˈhoʊk/
for a particular purpose or need, esp. for an immediate need: The ad hoc committee will meet next week. Unfortunately, we deal with problems ad hoc.
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ad hocadjective

uk   us  
happening or existing only for a particular purpose and not previously planned: Cooperation is often on an ad hoc basis and relies on personal contacts between individuals. an ad hoc committee
(Definition of ad hoc from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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