ad hoc (adjective, ad-hoc, \ ˌeɪ ˈdiː ˈhok \) committee (noun, com-mit-tee, \ kəˈmɪti \)
Definition: is a type of committee created to perform a specific mission or oversee an operation that requires special attention. Such a committee is immediately disbanded after the objective has been met and thus it doesn’t have a permanent status or members. This committee type is the most commonly spread one in the business world and is formed for various needs including party and project planning, potential employee interviewing, health or work environment related issues, etc.
In a Sentence:
- As we were reaching the end of the year, our manager formed an ad hoc committee that was tasked to oversee our Christmas Party planning.
- Mark has greatly enjoyed his time as the head of the ad hoc committee created to get the DiscoNova project started.
- The employees have spent months requesting the board to create an ad hoc committee on the issue of environmental friendliness.
Synonyms and related words: standing committee, joint committee, secret committee, compensation committee, utilization, and review committee