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  • adj. Alternative spelling of ad hoc.

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Examples

  • 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.

    Nuclear Facility to Boost Defenses

  • 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.

    Misunderstood, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    The Irish Language- is there a Conservative & Unionist Policy?

  • /European Pressphoto Agency The Census Organization was till 1951 just an ad-hoc agency conducting the population count.

    Counting India's Population

  • (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.)

    Code Zero Zero Zero. Destruct. Zero. « Gerry Canavan

  • 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.

    What’s Happening with MA-SEN? « Gerry Canavan

  • 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.

    After the violence

  • Now it is going to be an ad-hoc pricing scheme for all songs.

    Ding-dong, DRM Is Dead — But Here Comes Variable Pricing

  • Under the Cheney doctrine, the executive can do exactly what it damn well pleases and the Congress is merely an ad-hoc advisory body.

    Discourse.net: Presidential Power and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

  • The Open Plaques service which emerged from this ad-hoc grouping synthesises a number of tactics and workarounds to overcome the challenges it faces.

    April « 2010 « Innovation Cloud

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