unaccounted for


unaccounted for
An inclusive term (not a casualty status) applicable to personnel whose person or remains are not recovered or otherwise accounted for following hostile action. Commonly used when referring to personnel who are killed in action and whose bodies are not recovered. See also casualty; casualty category; casualty status; casualty type.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • unaccounted for — ► lost or unpaid, without explanation: »Millions of dollars are still unaccounted for. »Much of the cost of environmental degradation goes unaccounted for. »One woman who previously had been listed as unaccounted for was found at work Friday… …   Financial and business terms

  • unaccounted-for — [un΄əkount′id fôr΄] adj. not explained or accounted for …   English World dictionary

  • unaccounted for — [[t]ʌ̱nəka͟ʊntɪd fɔː(r)[/t]] ADJ: v link ADJ If people or things are unaccounted for, you do not know where they are or what has happened to them. 5,000 American servicemen who fought in Korea are still unaccounted for... About ₤50 million from… …   English dictionary

  • unaccounted for — un|ac|count|ed for [ʌnəˈkauntıd fo: US fo:r] adj something or someone that is unaccounted for, cannot be found or their absence cannot be explained ▪ Two people are still unaccounted for after the floods …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unaccounted for — UK [ˌʌnəˈkaʊntɪd ˌfɔː(r)] / US [ˌʌnəˈkaʊntəd ˌfɔr] adjective 1) missing Forty people are still unaccounted for after the avalanche. 2) if something is unaccounted for, you are unable to explain what happened to it or where it is …   English dictionary

  • unaccounted-for — /un euh kown tid fawr /, adj. not accounted for; not understood; unexplained: an explosion resulting from some unaccounted for mechanical failure. [1790 1800; formed on the v. phrase account for; see UN 1, ED2] * * * unaccountˈed for adjective 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • unaccounted-for — /un euh kown tid fawr /, adj. not accounted for; not understood; unexplained: an explosion resulting from some unaccounted for mechanical failure. [1790 1800; formed on the v. phrase account for; see UN 1, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unaccounted for — /ˌʌnə kaυntɪd fɔ:/ adjective lost without any explanation ● Several thousand units are unaccounted for in the stocktaking …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • unaccounted for — not taken into consideration or explained. → unaccounted …   English new terms dictionary

  • unaccounted-for — adjective Not accounted for …   Wiktionary


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