from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. For the specific purpose, case, or situation at hand and for no other: a committee formed ad hoc to address the issue of salaries.
- adj. Formed for or concerned with one specific purpose: an ad hoc compensation committee.
- adj. Improvised and often impromptu: "On an ad hoc basis, Congress has . . . placed . . . ceilings on military aid to specific countries” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. For this particular purpose.
- adj. Special.
- adj. Created on the spur of the moment; impromptu.
- adv. On the spur of the moment.
- adv. For a particular purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. To this; with respect to this (subject or thing); in particular.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. for or concerned with one specific purpose
- adj. often improvised or impromptu
- adv. for one specific case
Latin : ad, to + hoc, neuter accusative of hic, this.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin ad hoc ("for this"). (Wiktionary)