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preposition \ˈvī-ə, ˈvē-ə\

Simple Definition of via

  • : by going through (a particular place) : by way of (a particular place)

  • : by means of (a person, machine, etc.) : by using (something or someone)

Full Definition of via

  1. 1 :  by way of

  2. 2 :  through the medium or agency of; also :  by means of

Examples of via

  1. She flew to Los Angeles via Chicago.

  2. I'll let her know via one of our friends.

  3. He did some research via computer.

  4. We went home via a shortcut.



Origin of via

Latin, abl. of via way — more at way


First Known Use: 1779

Rhymes with via


VIA Defined for Kids

via

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preposition \ˈvī-ə, ˈvē-ə\

Definition of via

  1. :  by way of <Our bus went via the northern route.>





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