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Definition of missing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    missing

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈmɪsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 that cannot be found or that is not where they/it should be synonym lost I never found the missing piece. My gloves have been missing for ages. Two files have gone missing. They still hoped to find their missing son.
  2. 2that has been removed, lost, or destroyed, and has not been replaced The book has two pages missing/two missing pages. He didn't notice there was anything missing from his room until later on.
  3. 3(of a person) not present after an accident, battle, etc. but not known to have been killed He was reported missing, presumed dead. Many soldiers were listed as missing in action.
  4. 4not included, often when it should have been Fill in the missing words in this text. There were several candidates missing from the list. What is missing from the production is any sense of emotional commitment.
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