mittels

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a genitive of Mittel (means).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪtl̩s/
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

mittels (governs the genitive)

  1. by (indicates a means)
    Synonym: vermittels

Usage notes[edit]

The prepositions mittels and vermittels belong to the formal written language. They require the genitive:

  • Kommunikation mittels technischer Systeme
  • Veranschaulichung eines Sachverhalts mittels eines Vergleichs
  • vermittels seines technischen Könnens
  • vermittels einer Methode

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