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Meaning of “ad hoc” in the English Dictionary

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ad hocadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈæd ˈhɑk, -ˈhoʊk/
for a ​particularpurpose or need, esp. for an ​immediate need: The ad hoc ​committee will ​meet next ​week. Unfortunately, we ​deal with ​problems ad hoc.
(Definition of ad hoc from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ad hoc" in Business English

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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 ​personalcontacts between ​individuals. an ad hoc ​committee
(Definition of ad hoc from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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