via (preposition)

Although it was originally a foreign word, via (Latin for “way”) has been assimilated into English and is not italicized.

The preposition via originally referred to the direction or route of a journey.

  • Marie-Hélène preferred driving from Ottawa to Toronto via Highway 7.

Now this preposition also means the method or way something is done.

  • Did Luc send the statistics via the Internet?
  • Sylvia will advertise via newspaper, radio and television.
  • Josh tried to increase his stamina via a rigorous fitness routine.

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