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01:13 Aug 23, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: ad hoc
Business-related.
Mike
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Elisabeth Moser
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Charly Hopp
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Brigitte Gendebien
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12 mins
ad hoc


Explanation:
Usually stays the same since it's Latin. If you want to translate it, try 'aus dem Stehgreif'.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    Reference: http://dict.leo.org/?search=ad+hoc&lang=en
Dierk Seeburg
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13 mins
Ad-hoc-...


Explanation:
ad hoc is Latin

Examples :

Ad-hoc meeting : Ad hoc-Sitzung
ad-hoc integration : Ad-hoc-Integration
ad hoc committee; special committee : ad-hoc-Ausschuss
Ad hoc Group on Immigration : Ad-hoc-Gruppe "Einwanderung
Ad-hoc Committee on STM : Ad-hoc-Ausschuß für den ergänzenden Handelsmechanismus
ad hoc advisory panel : Ad-hoc-Beratungsgruppe
ad hoc financial perspective : Ad-hoc finanzielle Vorausschau
ad hoc slot request : ad hoc gestellter Antrag auf Zeitnischen
ad hoc tendering procedure; Expect procedure : Ad-hoc-Verfahren von Ausschreibungen; Verfahren Expect
Ad hoc Working Party on Ethics : Ad-hoc-Arbeitsgruppe "Ethik"
etc.

Brigitte Gendebien
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52 mins
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Explanation:
zu diesem Zweck; aus dem Stehgreif; direkt (sofort) einzusetzen.



Charly Hopp
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2 hrs
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Explanation:
Duden (German>German) contains the German word "ad hoc", written lower case as would seem normal for a modifier. The following definitions are given: literally = "zu diesem" or "zu diesem Zweck" (first suggested by charly) or "ad hoc" or "aus dem Augenblick heraus (entstanden)".

Langenscheidt suggests "nur für diesem Fall (bestimmt)" or "ad hoc".

Pons has only "ad hoc" = "ad hoc".

Strangely enough, Duden-Oxford, English>German shows the German adjective written upper case and hyphenated (Ad-hoc) but the German adverb written lower case and separated. Maybe a German expert in "Rechtschreibung" can explain this.

The use of "aus dem Stehgreif" (first suggested by Dierk) is not mentioned anywhere. This may be a colloquial usage that sounds OK to Dierk and me but does not quite conform to the NODE definition of "formed, arranged or done for a particular purpose only". This NODE definition fits the Duden and Langenscheidt definitions/translations well.

If you need the hairs split even further, you could try the same question with the source language "Latin" and the target language "German"

- HTH - Dan





Dan McCrosky
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4 hrs
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Explanation:
ad hoc is from Latin, but it is translated as adv.: nur fuer diesen
Zweck/bestimmten Zweck/fuer diesen Fall;
as adj.: besonder(er,e,es), Sonder . . ., speziell.

I like the translation "aus dem Stehgreif," oder "sofort" etc. however, in "Other" context than Bus./Fin.

It can also remain ad hoc. It is found
in both versions in Muret-Sanders, but it is often used as such in spec. philosophical contexts and sometimes law. Therefore, I would suggest translating it into German.


    Muret-Sanders
Elisabeth Moser
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