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An ad hoc test is an unplanned and undocumented procedure designed to assess the viability of a product. The success of ad hoc testing relies upon the ability of the testers and their knowledge of the system. Unless an ad hoc test detects a bug, the procedure is usually only run a single time. 

This was last updated in December 2012
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