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missing

  1. present participle of miss

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missing (not comparable)

  1. Not able to be located; gone; misplaced
    Synonyms: absent, lost
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 6, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      She was so mad she wouldn't speak to me for quite a spell, but at last I coaxed her into going up to Miss Emmeline's room and fetching down a tintype of the missing Deacon man.
  2. (of an internal combustion engine) Running roughly due to an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault.

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missing (plural missings)

  1. (statistics) A value that is missing.
    • 1997, S. Klinke, Data Structures for Computational Statistics (page 27)
      The treatment of missings is a problem in statistical software.
    • 2002, David J. Hand, ‎Niall M. Adams, ‎Richard J. Bolton, Pattern Detection and Discovery
      Patterns of missings across the whole data set are readily visible, but also patterns which only apply to small subgroups of cases.

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