missing

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adjective miss·ing \ˈmi-siŋ\

Definition of missing

  1. :  absent; also :  lost missing in action

Examples of missing in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of missing from the Web

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14th Century

First Known Use of missing

14th century



MISSING Defined for English Language Learners

missing

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adjective

Definition of missing for English Language Learners

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

  • : needed or expected but not included


MISSING Defined for Kids

missing

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adjective miss·ing \ˈmi-siŋ\

Definition of missing for Students

  1. 1 :  absent 1 Who is missing?

  2. 2 :  lost 2 a missing book



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