Associations to the word «Missing»


MISSING, verb. Present participle of miss
MISSING, adjective. Not able to be located; gone; absent; lost.
MISSING, adjective. (of an internal combustion engine) Running roughly due to an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault.
MISSING, noun. (statistics) A value that is missing.
MISSING A BEAT, verb. Present participle of miss a beat
MISSING BOUNDARY, adjective. (of a compact topological space with boundary) Having had some but not all of its boundary removed.
MISSING IN ACTION, adjective. The designation for a member of an organization (usually military) with whom contact is lost and whose whereabouts are not known, but whose death is not confirmed.
MISSING LINK, noun. (colloquial) A hypothetical primate once thought necessary to explain a perceived evolutionary gap between apes and humans.
MISSING LINK, noun. (figuratively) Any sought-after or valuable intermediary figure or position.
MISSING LINKS, noun. Plural of missing link
MISSING OUT, verb. Present participle of miss out
MISSING PERSON, noun. A person whose whereabouts are unknown and who is being sought.
MISSING PERSONS, noun. Plural of missing person
MISSING TRADER FRAUD, noun. Carousel fraud
MISSING WHITE WOMAN SYNDROME, noun. (derogatory) The disproportionate media coverage of a missing person or similar case involving a young, white, upper-middle class woman, contrasted with lesser coverage of males, non-white ethnicities, etc.

Dictionary definition

MISSING, adjective. Not able to be found; "missing in action"; "a missing person".
MISSING, adjective. Nonexistent; "the thumb is absent"; "her appetite was lacking".

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