plural MIA's, MIAs for 2.

missing in action.
a soldier declared missing in action.


Master of International Affairs.
Military. missing in action.
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abbreviation for

military, mainly US missing in action: officially unaccounted for following combat
(in Australia) Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
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also m.i.a., initialism of missing in action, attested from 1919 (see missing).

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