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MIA

plural MIA's, MIAs for 2.
  1. missing in action.
  2. a soldier declared missing in action.
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M.I.A.

  1. Master of International Affairs.
  2. Military. missing in action.
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MIA

abbreviation for
  1. military, mainly US missing in action: officially unaccounted for following combat
  2. (in Australia) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
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MIA

also m.i.a., initialism of missing in action, attested from 1919 (see missing).

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