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  • Originally a Latin phrase meaning “for this purpose.” Ad hoc solutions are specifically tailored to address a unique problem or scenario. Something ad hoc by its very definition cannot be generalized and therefore cannot be used for more than one function. Examples could include a financial plan aimed at a specific company or a committee formed to examine and address a unique issue or scenario. In the social and natural sciences, adjustments in theories or postulates are also known as ad hoc. Such corollaries can prevent a central thesis from collapsing entirely and may thus add a necessary revision or reformulation to the initial hypotheses. Ad hoc adjustments can stretch from evolutionary conjectures to theories of relativity and are often proposed years after an initial ...

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