adjective \ˈmi-siŋ\

: unable to be found : not in a usual or expected place

: needed or expected but not included

Full Definition of MISSING

:  absent; also :  lost <missing in action>

Examples of MISSING

  1. The new director has provided the missing ingredient that was needed for the show's success.
  2. <the missing socks turned up in the dog's special hiding place>

First Known Use of MISSING

circa 1530


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