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plural MIA's, MIAs for 2.
missing in action.
a soldier declared missing in action.
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Other definitions for MIA (2 of 2)

M.I.A.

abbreviation
Master of International Affairs.
Military. missing in action.
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British Dictionary definitions for MIA

MIA

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