MIA

noun
\ˌem-(ˌ)ī-ˈā \

Definition of MIA 

: a member of the armed forces whose whereabouts following a combat mission are unknown and whose death cannot be established beyond reasonable doubt

Examples of MIA in a Sentence

The fate of most MIAs in the war is still not known.

First Known Use of MIA

1944, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for MIA

missing in action

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MIA

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English Language Learners Definition of MIA

: a soldier who was not found after a battle and who may or may not be dead : a soldier who is missing in action

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