third way

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third way (plural third ways)

  1. An approach or solution which strives for an alternative to or middle ground between two opposing viewpoints. [from 17th c.]
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 358:
      It is a place of no compromise, thought Guillam, a place of no third way.
  2. (politics) An ideology which seeks to find middle ground between right- and left-wing politics, associated during the 1990s with various centre-left political parties in Europe, North America and Australia. [from 20th c.]