ad hockery

or ad hoc·er·y

[ ad hok-uh-ree ]
/ æd ˈhɒk ə ri /

noun

reliance on temporary solutions rather than on consistent, long-term plans.

Nearby words

  1. ad extremum,
  2. ad feminam,
  3. ad fin.,
  4. ad gloriam,
  5. ad hoc,
  6. ad hominem,
  7. ad inf.,
  8. ad infinitum,
  9. ad init.,
  10. ad initium

Also ad hoc·ism [ad hok-iz-uh m] /æd ˈhɒk ɪz əm/.

Origin of ad hockery

First recorded in 1890–1900; ad hoc + -ery

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