midcourse


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mid·course

 (mĭd′kôrs′)
n.
1. The part of a missile flight between the end of the launching phase and reentry, during which corrective maneuvers are made.
2. The middle point of a course or of a course of action.
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midcourse

(ˈmɪdˌkɔːs)
adj
(Astronautics) performed or occurring in the middle of the course of a spacecraft or rocket
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plans to intercept incoming ballistic missiles at either of the ''boost,'' ''midcourse'' or ''terminal'' phases.