MIA

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noun \ˌem-(ˌ)ī-ˈā\

Definition of MIA

  1. :  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

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

Origin and Etymology of mia

missing in action


First Known Use: 1944


MIA Defined for English Language Learners

MIA

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noun \ˌem-(ˌ)ī-ˈā\

Definition of MIA for English Language Learners

  • : 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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