mediante

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈdjan.te/, [meˈd̪jän̪t̪e̞]
  • Hyphenation: me‧diàn‧te

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin mediante, from the ablative singular of Late Latin mediāns, present active participle of mediō (I am in the middle).

Preposition[edit]

mediante

  1. by, through, by means of, using
    Synonyms: attraverso, con, grazie a, mercé (literary), per mezzo di, tramite
  2. (archaic or literary) because of, as a result of
    Synonym: a causa di

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin mediantem, accusative of mediāns (being in the middle), present active participle of mediō (I am in the middle).

Noun[edit]

mediante f (plural medianti)

  1. (music) mediant

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

mediante

  1. present participle of mediare

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  • mediante in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

mediante

  1. ablative masculine/feminine/neuter singular of mediāns

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin medians.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meˈdjante/, [meˈðjãn̪t̪e]
  • Hyphenation: me‧dian‧te

Preposition[edit]

mediante

  1. by means of, through, using

Usage notes[edit]

Mediante is mostly restricted to formal use, being replaced by por medio de in informal use.