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via media

[vahy-uh mee-dee-uh, mey-, vee-uh; Latin wee-ah me-dee-ah] /ˈvaɪ ə ˈmi di ə, ˈmeɪ-, ˈvi ə; Latin ˈwi ɑ ˈmɛ di ɑ/
a middle way; a mean between two extremes.
Origin of via media
1835-45; < Latin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Public release should be issued via media outlets such as radio, newspaper or television.
  • He sought a via media between the purely empirical method and the deductive method.
  • In theory, its leaders have dealt with conflict by trying to follow the via media, the middle way between extremes.
  • Educational and outreach materials are disseminated via media ads, billboards, and distribution of printed materials.
  • Reminders via media or at points of choice are effective while they continue.
  • Consumers receive consistent health messages via media, providers, and allied health professionals.
  • Requirements for notifying the public via media for facilities owned or operated by local government.
  • Additional factual updates will be provided and distributed via media advisory as investigative information is developed.
  • Attend or view via media cultural events and social activities.
British Dictionary definitions for via media

via media

/ˈvaɪə ˈmiːdɪə/
a compromise between two extremes; middle course
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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