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[vahy-uh, vee-uh] /ˈvaɪ ə, ˈvi ə/
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
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin viā, ablative of via way
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British Dictionary definitions for vias

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/ˈvaɪə/
preposition
1.
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 vias

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adv.

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

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