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[ˈmɪsɪŋ]
adj
1) if someone or something is missing, they are not where they should be and you do not know where they are
We need to look to see if anything is missing.[/ex]
a missing dog[/ex]
The young woman's boyfriend had already reported her missing.[/ex]
Important documents have mysteriously gone missing.[/ex]
The key was missing from its usual place.[/ex]
2) if someone or something is missing, they are not included in something although you would expect them to be there
Candidates' names were missing from ballot papers.[/ex]
3) not found after a battle or accident, but not known to be dead or taken prisoner
Five other passengers are missing, presumed dead.[/ex]
Over 8, 000 American soldiers are listed as missing in action.[/ex]

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