missing

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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
    my missing socks
    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. Not present when it (they) should be.
    missing data point
    Joe went missing last year.
  3. (of an internal combustion engine) Running roughly due to an occasional lack of a spark or other irregular fault.

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Noun[edit]

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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