via

[vahy-uh, vee-uh]
preposition
1.
by a route that touches or passes through; by way of: to fly to Japan via the North Pole.
2.
by the agency or instrumentality of: a solution via an inquiry.
noun
3.
Architecture. a space between two mutules.

Origin:
1770–80; < Latin viā, ablative of via way

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via (ˈvaɪə)
 
prep
by way of; by means of; through: to London via Paris
 
[C18: from Latin viā, from via way]

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via
1779, from L. via "by way of," ablative form of via "way, road, channel, course," of uncertain origin; not definitely connected with vehere "to carry convey."
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VIA
Vaccine Information and Awareness
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Its has been confirmed truthfully via research, witnesses that the cells were
  taken without her consent.
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