the middle of a course, course of events, or course of action: Congress has already had cause to complain of the court's changing its interpretative rules in midcourse.
Rocketry. the portion of a ballistic trajectory between the end of powered flight and the beginning of the reentry phase.
Aerospace. the portion of a space trajectory between leaving the earth's vicinity and arrival at the desired destination, as another planet.
happening or done at some point during the journey of a ship, airplane, missile, or spacecraft: When the midcourse maneuver was attempted, one engine failed to ignite and caused the space vehicle to tumble.
happening or done in the middle of a course, course of events, or course of action: The company is conducting a rigorous midcourse assessment of the process itself.
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How to use midcourse in a sentence
The CBS executives denied that the anchor swap represents a midcourse correction for the show.Norah O’Donnell’s Morning Workout Will Now Start at CBS | Howard Kurtz | July 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
First, the address deals almost entirely with the global struggle with the Soviet Union, then in midcourse.
Who would project a serial novel, after Thackeray and Dickens had each fallen in midcourse?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition | Robert Louis Stevenson