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Meaning of “missing” in the English Dictionary

"missing" in British English

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missingadjective

uk   us   /ˈmɪs.ɪŋ/
A2 Someone who is missing has ​disappeared: Her ​father has been missing since ​September 1992.UK The ​girl went missing during a ​familyouting to ​Mount Snowdon.B1 Something that is missing cannot be ​found because it is not where it should be: The ​burglars have been ​arrested but the ​jewellery is still missing. When did you ​realize that the ​money was missing fromyouraccount? Missing ​soldiers or ​militaryvehicles have not ​returned from ​fighting in a ​war but are not ​knowncompletelycertainly to be ​dead or ​destroyed: He was listed as missing in ​action.

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(Definition of missing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"missing" in American English

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missingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɪs·ɪŋ/
(of a ​person or ​possession) not ​found where you ​expect to ​find someone or something; ​lost or ​absent: He ​disappeared on his way to ​school and has been missing for over a ​year. When did you ​realize the ​money was missing?
(Definition of missing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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