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midair

[mid-air] /mɪdˈɛər/
noun
1.
any point in the air not contiguous with the earth or other solid surface:
to catch a ball in midair.
Origin of midair
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; mid- + air1
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midair

/ˌmɪdˈɛə/
noun
1.
  1. some point above ground level, in the air
  2. (as modifier): a midair collision of aircraft
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Word Origin and History for mid-air
n.

also midair, 1660s, from mid + air (n.1). Lit. "the part of the air between the clouds and the air near the ground."

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midair

see under leave hanging
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