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.
Origin and Etymology of mia
missing in action
First Known Use: 1944
MIA Defined for English Language Learners
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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