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[mid-air] /mɪdˈɛər/
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface:
to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
1660-70; mid- + air1 Unabridged
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  • In midair the shark lunges at a seal and flips back into the water with a mighty splash.
  • 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.
  • They curve wildly, practically bouncing around in midair.
  • Most orb webs are spun in midair and capture flying prey.
  • In midair mostly, so no posting until possibly late.
  • Cheetahs can change direction in midair when chasing prey.
  • The eagle that is in midair did proceed to knock off the one on the stump.
  • While they often catch prey in midair, those nesting in large trees in lowland areas search for prey on the ground.
  • It formed when lava shattered in midair, settling in fragments.
British Dictionary definitions for midair


  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft
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Idioms and Phrases with midair


see under leave hanging
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