\ 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 The money, which will be doled out in grants via a new fund known as the Bezos Earth Fund, is one of the largest individual donations made so far to fight the effects of climate change. Fox News, "Jeff Bezos donates $10B to fight climate change," 18 Feb. 2020 Students could take advantage of perks like on-campus child care and a more relaxed schedule with the ability to attend lectures via internet. Monya De, STAT, "Why medical school should start at age 28," 17 Feb. 2020 Eagle River’s Alex Carl and Jacob Heavener entered the race dressed as members of the Eagle River Bobsled Team and attached to each other via a cardboard cutout. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Darth Vader, the Space Force and Winnie the Pooh showed up for a cross country ski race on a sunny Saturday at Kincaid Park," 16 Feb. 2020 The PlayStation 4 Pro, meanwhile, only offers 2K upscaled to 4K via checkerboarding. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "Which Is Better: Xbox One or PlayStation 4?," 16 Feb. 2020 Will be unlocked soon for free via software update. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "New Tesla Model S Long Range Plus Claims 390 Miles on a Charge," 15 Feb. 2020 To think a failing aortic valve can be replaced via catheter without even cutting open the chest is to appreciate one of the wonders of 21st-century medicine. Claudia Wallis, Scientific American, "The Case for Fewer Heart Procedures," 14 Feb. 2020 Over the following weeks, several more allegations were submitted to administrators via an application accessible to students on the school's website. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Former Tri-West High School principal charged with not reporting suspected abuse," 29 Jan. 2020

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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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20 Feb 2020

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“Via.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/via. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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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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