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

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

Origin and Etymology of mia

missing in action


MIA Defined for English Language Learners

MIA

noun

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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