\ ˈvī-ə How to pronounce via (audio) , ˈvē-ə How to pronounce via (audio) \

Definition of via

1 : by way of
2 : through the medium or agency of also : by means of

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Examples of via in a Sentence

She flew to Los Angeles via Chicago. I'll let her know via one of our friends. He did some research via computer. We went home via a shortcut.
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Recent Examples on the Web Or, find a way to offer these services on your own, even via educational videos on your website or additional coaching sessions. Stephanie Burns, Forbes, "How To Ease Client Anxiety In Your Service-Based Business," 11 Apr. 2021 Since then, the pair have continued to distribute their pieces solely via direct message, a sales model which suits them just fine. Liam Hess, Vogue, "Meet the Designer Duo Turning Baroque Paintings Into Fashion-Forward Jeans," 8 Apr. 2021 Complications arise when these imitations find their way into the real world, often via the platform’s most popular stars — not the original creators. Washington Post, "Jimmy Fallon addresses controversial Addison Rae segment that didn’t credit dance creators," 6 Apr. 2021 At least a dozen players have left the program, most via the transfer portal, since the end of the 2020 season. oregonlive, "Five questions for Oregon State spring football: Who’s in and out, important areas to address, quarterback updates," 6 Apr. 2021 Much like Luther, Trump connects with the working classes, sometimes via crude language, and doesn’t look down at them over his pince-nez. Matt Labash, The New Republic, "An Epic Debate on Trump and True Evangelicalism," 5 Apr. 2021 The program will be held virtually via Kings Highway’s Facebook page. Arkansas Online, "CALENDAR," 4 Apr. 2021 The existing national Amtrak network serves some of those stops, but often via long-distance trains that pass through major cities at inconvenient times once a day or less. Ted Mann, WSJ, "Amtrak Wants Rail Travel to Be a Better Alternative to Short Flights, Long Drives," 4 Apr. 2021 Travel, especially via mass transit, remains one of the most critical concerns. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Staying safe on Easter during a pandemic," 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of via

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for via

Latin, ablative of via way — more at way

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15 Apr 2021

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“Via.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/via. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners 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)
\ ˈvī-ə How to pronounce via (audio) , ˈvē-ə \

Kids Definition of via

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

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