V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: done for a specific purpose, without regard for larger or future issues
Synonyms: improvised, impromptu
Tips: When something is done for one, specific purpose, without regard for wider or future application, it is considered ad hoc.
We did not have a plan in place for the inventory shortage, so we formed an ad hoc committee to address the issue. (for a specific purpose) adjective
When the programmers weren't able to create the functionality needed in the program, they were forced to write ad hoc code to solve the problem. (improvised, addressing the specific problem) adjective
Jennifer trained for the marathon ad hoc, because she knew she would never run another one. (specifically for this) adverb
The marketing firm was hired to create a coordinated marketing strategy so that ad hoc advertising could be avoided in the future. (improvised, impromptu, specific to only one purpose) adjective
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