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Ad hoc is a Latin phrase which, literally, means "to this." It generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task, non-generalizable, and which cannot be adapted to other purposes.
.Common examples are organizations, committees, and commissions created at the national or international level for a specific task.^ An Ad Hoc committee is one that is created for a special purpose, as opposed to one that is listed as being required in the organization's by-laws.
  • WikiAnswers - What is the definition of ad-hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In other fields the term may refer, for example, to a tailor-made suit, a handcrafted network protocol or a purpose-specific equation.^ Other then our pre-set packages, we can also offer tailored and ad-hoc compliance services for firms who may have specific requirements and needs.
  • Compliance Biz - Ad-Hoc Consultancy 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.compliancebiz.com [Source type: General]

^ An ad hoc committee, for example, is one set up for a specific purpose, to plan a specific event or make a specific response.
  • What does ad hoc mean? - Yahoo! Answers 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First, it makes it much easier for users to form ad hoc networks, because there is now an application specifically dedicated to that purpose.

.Ad hoc can also have connotations of a makeshift solution, inadequate planning, or improvised events.^ While plans were finalized, a temporary, or ad hoc (get it?
  • kevinEats: Ad Hoc (Yountville, CA) 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.kevineats.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some dictionaries also separate out a sense 'improvised from anything available; impromptu', as in "ad hoc demonstrations" or "decisions made on an ad hoc basis."
  • The Mavens' Word of the Day 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are a few derived forms with varying, usually small degrees of currency, such as ad hocism 'the use of short-term solutions rather than long-term planning' and ad hoc (verb) 'to improvise'.
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Ad hoc committee, commission or organization

.Ad hoc organizations, to include committees and private non-profit organizations, are used when an objective needs consideration and no standing organ or committee within said organization can absorb that issue into its scope.^ Ad hoc Committees .
  • Ad hoc Committees » Central Hawke's Bay District Council 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.chbdc.govt.nz [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad Hoc Committee on complementary standards .
  • The Ad Hoc Committee on the elaboration of complementary standards 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www2.ohchr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad Hoc has no contact information.
  • Boat Design Forums - View Profile: Ad Hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.boatdesign.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Usually these committees are used on a temporary basis, such as temporary oversight of an issue, or review of the standing rules or the constitution of that organization.^ Most people use ad hoc Wi-Fi only in temporary situations to avoid potential security issues.
  • Home Network Diagrams - Ad Hoc Wireless 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC compnetworking.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thomas speaks to what he thinks are the most important kitchen issues facing home cooks, such as how to organize your space, the tools that are important.
  • Ad Hoc At Home: A NYTimes Bestseller?! | Ruhlman.com 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC blog.ruhlman.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Such a commitment entails a meeting of minds and ultimately a consensus as to what will constitute the rules of behavior for the community.
  • The AdHoc Committee on Academic Honesty 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC www.wpi.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An ad hoc organization may have, in some cases, a long-term or indefinite duration of existence.^ Archival and Long Term Access ad hoc Committee .
  • Archival and Long Term Access ad hoc Committee 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.ncgicc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ RELATED TERMS: query ad hoc .
  • Ad hoc query Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ An Ad Hoc committee is one that is created for a special purpose, as opposed to one that is listed as being required in the organization's by-laws.
  • WikiAnswers - What is the definition of ad-hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In these cases, an initial workgroup or forum may give place to a more permanent form of organization.^ Also, Joint and AD HOC Committees may be formed to study the issues of public nature that fall within the jurisdiction of more than one committee as in the case of the National Project of Sinai Development and the Project of the Sustainable Development of Upper Egypt.
  • Ad Hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.senate.gov.eg [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This paper describes some of the shifts in thinking that may be needed to overcome these roadblocks and develop a more general theory that we refer to as non-equilibrium information theory.
  • [0712.2467] Rethinking Information Theory for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC arxiv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After looking at these questions: ‘Do members need one more place to go to sign in and interact – especially if they are already on Facebook etc.
  • WordPress Multi User and ad hoc communities | Ben Werdmuller 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC benwerd.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

An exaggerated typical example is the OSCE.
.Under the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, ad hoc events such as athletic contests, exhibitions, expeditions, fairs, and festivals are considered to be corporate bodies, and can be used as corporate body access points.^ There is a growing number of real applications using wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, and they are being taken seriously by the industries.
  • IEEE GLOBECOM 2008 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC www.comsoc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our ad-hoc services enable clients to benefit from our knowledge and understanding of sme market place, using our methodologies and service levels as and when they are needed.
  • Ad-Hoc Support On Demand – SAS UK 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.sas-uk.net [Source type: News]

^ The popular 802.11 ("Wi-Fi") wireless protocol incorporates an ad-hoc networking system when no wireless access points are present.
  • ~~THE GREAT PARK PROJECT~~ 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC www.futurefarmers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ad hoc hypothesis

.In science and philosophy, ad hoc means the addition of extraneous hypotheses to a theory to save it from being falsified.^ What does ad hoc premise mean?
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^ What does ad hoc in latin mean?
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^ The band's philosophy is simply ad hoc.
  • ad hoc on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ad hoc hypotheses compensate for anomalies not anticipated by the theory in its unmodified form.^ It is not the same as ad hoc hypothesizing.
  • ad hoc hypothesis - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC skepdic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even then, the wireless NIC driver gave users the option of either connecting to a wireless access point or forming an ad hoc network.

^ Wireless security the Windows way Microsoft has attempted to mitigate these various risks in Windows Vista by standardizing the way that ad hoc networks are formed.

Scientists are often skeptical of theories that rely on frequent, unsupported adjustments to sustain them. .Ad hoc hypotheses are often characteristic of pseudoscientific subjects.^ It is not the same as ad hoc hypothesizing.
  • ad hoc hypothesis - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC skepdic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In doing so, I found a nice article on this subject that discusses when and when not to use ad hoc testing.
  • Jazzing Up Ad Hoc Testing | Testlabs.com 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC blog.testlabs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're interested in seeing another trip to Ad Hoc that I made with my blogging-buddy Gutenberg , check out his blog on the subject !
  • Ad Hoc Review 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.bunrab.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[1] .Much of scientific understanding relies on the modification of existing hypotheses or theories but these modifications are distinguished from ad hoc hypotheses in that the anomalies being explained propose a new means of being real.^ What does ad hoc premise mean?
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^ What does ad hoc in latin mean?
  • WikiAnswers - What is the definition of ad-hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meaning of ad-hoc?
  • WikiAnswers - What is ad hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ad hoc hypotheses are not necessarily incorrect, however.^ However, I can't get ad hoc distribution to work.
  • Apple - Support - Discussions - [iphone] ad hoc distrib ... 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC discussions.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is not the same as ad hoc hypothesizing.
  • ad hoc hypothesis - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC skepdic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, further specifications are required to address a number of issues in order to facilitate interoperability between agents operating on different platforms in ad hoc environments.
  • Ad Hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.fipa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An interesting example of an apparently supported ad hoc hypothesis was Albert Einstein's addition of the cosmological constant to general relativity in order to allow a static universe.^ Ad Hoc is a trans-generational gem!
  • Ad Hoc Reviews - Rated by OpenTable Diners 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC reviews.opentable.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Figure 8.1 Examples of ad hoc networks .
  • Embedded.com - Securing wireless ad hoc networks: Part 1 - single and multi-hop ad hoc networks 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.embedded.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yet, certain limitations commonly assumed in ad hoc networks are mitigated in VANET. For example, VANET may marshal relatively large computational resources.
  • The First ACM Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.path.berkeley.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Although he later referred to it as his "greatest blunder", it has been found to correspond quite well to the theories of dark energy.^ (The original version will not find my DS, but I expect it to be updateable to later versions, that I expect to work quite well)… .
  • Bookshelf Apps » Blog Archive » Installing Ad Hoc iPhone Applications 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC bookshelfapps.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Ad hoc pronunciation

.Many reference works employ ad hoc pronunciation schemas as a way of indicating how words are pronounced.^ However, I can't get ad hoc distribution to work.
  • Apple - Support - Discussions - [iphone] ad hoc distrib ... 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC discussions.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How ad hoc works?
  • WikiAnswers - What is ad hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is ad hoc one or two words?
  • WikiAnswers - What is the definition of ad-hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

These are especially popular in U.S. published works[citation needed], such as the Merriam-Webster dictionary. .Examples of ad hoc pronunciations would be DIK-shun-air-ee and DIK-shuh-nair-ee (the capitalization indicating the syllables to be stressed).^ Figure 8.1 Examples of ad hoc networks .
  • Embedded.com - Securing wireless ad hoc networks: Part 1 - single and multi-hop ad hoc networks 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.embedded.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yet, certain limitations commonly assumed in ad hoc networks are mitigated in VANET. For example, VANET may marshal relatively large computational resources.
  • The First ACM Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.path.berkeley.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (B) to that ad hoc network machine B should be able to use the internet connection of machine A; use for example the Browse activity to verify this.
  • Features/Ad hoc Networking - Sugar Labs 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.sugarlabs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is in contrast to systems such as the International Phonetic Alphabet, which attempt to put pronunciation schemes on a formal, standardized footing.
.Critics of ad hoc schemes point out that such schemes are inherently self-referential, since they rely on the ability of the reader to already know how a large number of words are commonly pronounced.^ And that’s what they’re serving at Ad Hoc.
  • The Good, the BadAnd the Family-Style: Ad Hoc - Diner’s Journal Blog - NYTimes.com 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How ad hoc works?
  • WikiAnswers - What is ad hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is ad hoc one or two words?
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.As its name suggests, there is no "standard" ad hoc schema, and so examples will vary considerably according to the publication's whim.^ There's > > no such thing as a wired ad hoc network.
  • Ad hoc networking - Vista Forums 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.vistax64.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is there any data I can’t get in an ad hoc report?
  • Ad Hoc Reports FAQs - IMS-PIC - HUD 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.hud.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is no vanilla extract added.
  • Food Gal » Blog Archiv » Tantalizing Preview: Ad Hoc Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe By Thomas Keller 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.foodgal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In contrast, the IPA seeks to base pronunciation solely on vocal tract configurations and on the phonemes produced, though very often neo-common simple words are used to illustrate how the IPA applies in a specific language.^ After we discuss some uses for these networks, we'll see how they work and how to configure them.
  • How to: Create an Ad-Hoc Network, Part 1 - www.wi-fiplanet.com 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.wi-fiplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ Below is a list of some common fallacies, and also some rhetorical devices often used in debate.
  • Atheism: Logic & Fallacies 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Software Factories is a methodology for using domain specific languages and other technologies to automate Software Product Lines.
  • Jack Greenfield's Blog : Ad Hoc and Systematic Reuse 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Proponents of ad hoc claim that it is much easier to use than IPA, though will often concur that this is usually only because the pronunciation is already known.^ AD HOC uses what?
  • WikiAnswers - What is ad hoc 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC wiki.answers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad hoc (for this purpose only) .
  • Atheism: Logic & Fallacies 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.infidels.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can already use an ad hoc network to sync.

Ad hoc querying

.Ad hoc querying is a term in information science.^ See query and ad hoc .
  • Ad hoc query Definition from PC Magazine Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.pcmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad hoc is a common term used in the Information Technology Industry.
  • Ad Hoc Definition 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad-Hoc Registration - company information .
  • Ad-Hoc Registration - company information 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC bess.bekk.no [Source type: General]

.Many application software systems have an underlying database which can be accessed by only a limited number of queries and reports.^ A reporting system that enables end users to run queries and create custom reports without having to know the technicalities of the underlying database schema and query syntax.
  • Microsoft Language - Search Tool 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ad hoc reporting, also called ad hoc querying, refers to a system that permits users to customize a data query from a database instead of limiting them to preset, "canned" options.
  • Ad Hoc Definition 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No database, query building, field name or programming knowledge is necessary to take full advantage of the features of the Ad Hoc Report Wizard.
  • Intuitive ERP software - Ad Hoc Report Wizard 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.intuitivemfg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Typically these are available via some sort of menu, and will have been carefully designed, pre-programmed and optimized for performance by expert programmers.^ The report needs desperately some final touches but the pre-release version of the Report Builder doesn't support sorting and formatting.
  • Generate Ad-hoc Reports with Microsoft Reporting Services 2005 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.devx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some products, programs, or promotions are not available outside the U.S. Prices are estimated retail prices and are listed in U.S. dollars.
  • ADHOC Intel training classes - UGN 29 September 2009 16:15 UTC www.user-groups.net [Source type: General]

^ Service was great -- quick and courteous; menus were in fun files but some of these may need to be replaced to give a more crisp presentation.
  • Ad Hoc Reviews - Rated by OpenTable Diners 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC reviews.opentable.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.By contrast, "ad hoc" reporting systems allow the users themselves to create specific, customized queries.^ Creating an ad hoc network .
  • Ad Hoc Wireless Networking - Community Ubuntu Documentation 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC help.ubuntu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Embedding ad hoc reporting: the benefits .
  • The Ad Hoc Reporting Resource - BeyeBLOGS.com - The Business Intelligence Blog Community 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.beyeblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With ad-hoc dashboards, your users can: .
  • Logi Ad Hoc: Reporting, Analysis, Dashboards, Heat Maps for End Users 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.logixml.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Typically this would be via a user-friendly GUI-based system without the need for the in-depth knowledge of SQL, or database schema that a programmer would have.^ A reporting system that enables end users to run queries and create custom reports without having to know the technicalities of the underlying database schema and query syntax.
  • Microsoft Language - Search Tool 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With Web-based ad hoc reporting, the IT department retains the control they need to optimize and manage users, roles and access to data.
  • The Ad Hoc Reporting Resource - BeyeBLOGS.com - The Business Intelligence Blog Community 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.beyeblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Administrators can easily define user-friendly business objects to represent your data in the meta database, which hides the complexities of your underlying data structures from your end users.
  • Logi Ad Hoc: Reporting, Analysis, Dashboards, Heat Maps for End Users 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.logixml.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because such reporting has the potential to severely degrade the performance of a live system, it is usually provided over a data warehouse.^ Ad hoc reporting, also called ad hoc querying, refers to a system that permits users to customize a data query from a database instead of limiting them to preset, "canned" options.
  • Ad Hoc Definition 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Moreover, users may need to mix and match data from the usual suspects (inventories, purchase reports, etc.
  • In Depth: Closing the Ad Hoc Query Performance Gap for Good: TDWI 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.tdwi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All of these changes can have a downstream impact on the data integrity and performance of the Data Warehouse.
  • Direct Query (ad hoc) Access 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC able.harvard.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ad hoc querying/reporting is a business intelligence subtopic, along with OLAP, Data warehousing, data mining and other tools.^ InetSoft's in-report exploration and ad hoc reporting tools enable this analysis.
  • Query & Analysis | Ad Hoc Analysis | OLAP 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.inetsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How can I get FSS data in an ad hoc report?
  • Ad Hoc Reports FAQs - IMS-PIC - HUD 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.hud.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Embedding ad hoc reporting: the benefits .
  • The Ad Hoc Reporting Resource - BeyeBLOGS.com - The Business Intelligence Blog Community 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.beyeblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Ad hoc networking

.The term adhoc networking typically refers to a system of network elements that combine to form a network requiring little or no planning.^ However, it requires little or no planning so is very easy with small groups.
  • keysigning.org 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC keysigning.org [Source type: General]

^ All execution of his street-level tape work is done on site, with little to no planning.
  • Ad Hoc Art 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC adhocart.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In contrast, ad hoc networks are dynamically formed amongst a group of wireless users and require no existing infrastructure or pre-configuration.
  • Ad Hoc Networks 10 February 2010 10:48 UTC www.acorn.net.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

See also

References

  1. ^ Carroll, Robert T. (23 February 2009), "Ad hoc hypothesis", The Skeptic's Dictionary, http://skepdic.com/adhoc.html, retrieved 1 May 2009 
  2. ^ Texas A&M University (28 November 2007), "Einstein's Biggest Blunder? Dark Energy May Be Consistent With Cosmological Constant", ScienceDaily, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/11/071127142128.htm, retrieved 22 June 2008 

Further reading

  • Howard, R. (2002), Smart Mobs: the Next Social Revolution, Perseus 

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