- adj. alternative spelling of ad hoc.
“A senior adviser to the prime minister announced Friday that he was quitting, in part because he disagreed with the government's guidelines on radiation levels, and for what he called ad-hoc decision making.”
“There were indeed statistical calculations of input/out but they were rather engineering/technical computations of resources and production capacities that had almost no real economic significance: consumer preference, demand in general was virtually non existing in the mind of the planners; all investment and production was concentrated on what was considered a priori as ideologically good or strategically necessary and usually involved many ad-hoc rectifications of the plan.”
“Either way a policy needs to be drawn up expressing the party's present point of view, at the moment every pronouncement on the subject seems to be too off-the-cuff, too ad-hoc and too unthinkingly defensive.”
“/European Pressphoto Agency The Census Organization was till 1951 just an ad-hoc agency conducting the population count.”
“(I actually want an entirely new Constitution altogether, but on a properly thought-out and well-considered basis, not as the ad-hoc consequence of a Tea-Party-hijacked amendment convention.)”
“Nate Silver tries to put a happy face on things with a post arguing that a blue-state effect could push Coakley over the top, and Chris Bowers has been pushing his own ad-hoc statistical method that he says proves Coakley is still the favorite.”
“He was subsequently appointed head of medical outreach for the Kisumu area's ad-hoc humanitarian aid committee, co-ordinating aid agencies, governments and international bodies.”
“Now it is going to be an ad-hoc pricing scheme for all songs.”
“Under the Cheney doctrine, the executive can do exactly what it damn well pleases and the Congress is merely an ad-hoc advisory body.”
“The Open Plaques service which emerged from this ad-hoc grouping synthesises a number of tactics and workarounds to overcome the challenges it faces.”
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