Meaning of “via” in the English Dictionary

"via" in British English

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uk /ˈvaɪə/ us /ˈvaɪə/ /ˈviː.ə/

via preposition (TRAVELLING)

B1 going through or stopping at a place on the way to another place:

The London-Addis flight goes via Rome.

More examples

  • We hope to bring you a live report from Ouagadougou via our satellite hook-up.
  • "I'll be back a little late because I'm going via town." "Uh-huh."
  • Nearly one home in ten across the country is wired up to receive TV via cable.
  • Internet connection via broadband offers many advantages.
  • Deliveries are routed via London.

(Definition of “via” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"via" in American English

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us /ˌvɑɪ·ə, ˌvi·ə/

by way of, or by use of:

(Definition of “via” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)