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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The tendency to establish temporary, chiefly improvisational policies and procedures to deal with specific problems and tasks: "In the absence of specific policies carefully tended by specialists, ad hocism took root” ( U.S. News & World Report).

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  • n. Use of ad hoc or improvised reasoning.

Etymologies

From ad hoc +‎ -ism. (Wiktionary)

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