any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface: to catch a ball in midair.

1660–70; mid- + air1

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midair (ˌmɪdˈɛə)
a.  some point above ground level, in the air
 b.  (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft

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see under leave hanging.

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Example sentences
In midair the shark lunges at a seal and flips back into the water with a mighty splash.
In midair mostly, so no posting until possibly late.
Streams of falling water tend to clump into droplets as surface tension
  attracts globules of liquid in midair.
However, measures should be taken to ensure the container for the hydrochloric
  would not over-pressure in the midair.
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