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[vahy-uh, vee-uh] /ˈvaɪ ə, ˈvi ə/
by a route that touches or passes through; by way of:
to fly to Japan via the North Pole.
by the agency or instrumentality of:
a solution via an inquiry.
Architecture. a space between two mutules.
Origin of via
1770-80; < Latin viā, ablative of via way Unabridged
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  • Clues came via text message or also on paper slips hidden throughout the museum.
  • It also taught me that pancakes are more delicious when lifted via helicopter.
  • Played back via a speaker using a similar needle unit, the device could retransmit the sounds.
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  • It's then linked to an electrostatic polymer-basically a piece of flexible plastic that expands or contracts via voltage change.
  • Even so, the idea of tackling obesity via the tax system has some serious flaws.
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British Dictionary definitions for via


by way of; by means of; through: to London via Paris
Word Origin
C18: from Latin viā, from via way
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Word Origin and History for via

1779, from Latin via "by way of," ablative form of via "way, road, channel, course," from PIE *wegh- (see weigh).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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