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ad-hockery

ad hock·er·y
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad hok-uh-ree]
    • /æd ˈhɒk ə ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad hok-uh-ree]
    • /æd ˈhɒk ə ri/

Definitions of ad-hockery word

  • noun ad-hockery reliance on temporary solutions rather than on consistent, long-term plans. 1
  • noun Definition of ad-hockery in Technology (jargon)   /ad-hok'*r-ee/ (Purdue) 1. Gratuitous assumptions made inside certain programs, especially expert systems, which lead to the appearance of semi-intelligent behaviour but are in fact entirely arbitrary. For example, fuzzy-matching of input tokens that might be typing errors against a symbol table can make it look as though a program knows how to spell. 2. Special-case code to cope with some awkward input that would otherwise cause a program to fail, presuming normal inputs are dealt with in some cleaner and more regular way. Also called "ad-hackery", "ad-hocity" (/ad-hos'*-tee/), "ad-crockery". See also ELIZA effect. 1
  • noun ad-hockery Alternative spelling of ad hocery. 0

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Origin of ad-hockery

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-1900; ad hoc + -ery

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Parts of speech for Ad-hockery

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ad-hockery popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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