ad hocery

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Etymology[edit]

From ad hoc +‎ -ery.

Noun[edit]

ad hocery (countable and uncountable, plural ad hoceries)

  1. Use of ad hoc or improvised reasoning.
    • 2011, Alan Cairns, Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State, page 80:
      We can, of course, simply drift into the future, in which case where we end up will be the result of inertia buffeted by ad hocery and circumstance.
  2. (computing) Arbitrary decision rules sometimes included in artificially intelligent software to simulate the unexpectedness in human reasoning.

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