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via

[ vahy-uh, vee-uh ]
/ ˈvaɪ ə, ˈvi ə /
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preposition

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.

noun

Architecture. a space between two mutules.

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Origin of via

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

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British Dictionary definitions for via

via
/ (ˈvaɪə) /

preposition

by way of; by means of; throughto London via Paris

Word Origin for via

C18: from Latin viā, from via way
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