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 Dictionary entry overview: What does missing mean? 

MISSING (adjective)
  The adjective MISSING has 2 senses:

1. not existing
2. not able to be found

  Familiarity information: MISSING used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

MISSING (adjective)

Sense 1missing [BACK TO TOP]


Not existing


lacking; missing; wanting; nonexistent

Context examples:

innovation has been sadly lacking / character development is missing from the book


absent (not in a specified place physically or mentally)

Sense 2missing [BACK TO TOP]


Not able to be found

Context examples:

missing in action / a missing person


lost (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered)

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