ad hoc

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See also: adhoc and ad-hoc

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin ad hoc (for this).

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Adjective[edit]

ad hoc (comparative more ad hoc, superlative most ad hoc)

  1. For a particular purpose.
  2. Created on the spur of the moment; impromptu.
    • 2020 February 25, Christopher de Bellaigue, “The end of farming?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Over the past 20 years or so, from South America to the Danube basin, ad hoc coalitions of politicians, activists and conscience-stricken billionaires (whose core activities, such as Povlsen’s clothing business, are often less than environmentally friendly), have rewilded millions of acres of mostly failed agricultural and grazing land.
  3. (sciences) (of a hypothesis) Postulated solely to save a theory from being falsified, without making any new predictions.
  4. Special.

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Adverb[edit]

ad hoc (comparative more ad hoc, superlative most ad hoc)

  1. On the spur of the moment.
  2. For a particular purpose.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ad hoc.

Adjective[edit]

ad hoc (not comparable)

  1. (rare) ad hoc (for a particular purpose)

Usage notes[edit]

The Finnish term mainly used instead of "ad hoc committee" is työryhmä

Declension[edit]

Used only in uninflected form to modify a noun, as in ad hoc -komitea ("ad hoc committee").


Latin[edit]

Phrase[edit]

ad hoc

  1. to this end, for this, to this point, to this.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ad hoc.

Adjective[edit]

ad hoc (invariable, comparable)

  1. ad hoc (created for a particular purpose)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin ad hoc.

Adverb[edit]

ad hoc

  1. ad hoc (for this particular purpose)

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