[ 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.
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Borrowed into English from Latin around 1835–45
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/ Latin (ˈvaɪə ˈmiːdɪə) /
a compromise between two extremes; middle course
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