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viewpoint

[vyoo-point] /ˈvyuˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a place affording a view of something; position of observation:
to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
2.
an attitude of mind, or the circumstances of an individual that conduce to such an attitude:
new marketing techniques seen from the consumer's viewpoint.
Origin of viewpoint
1855-1860
1855-60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint
Synonyms
2. standpoint, perspective, position, stance, angle.
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  • Books of multiple authorship often possess too wide a diversity of viewpoints.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • They discussed the matter from all viewpoints, but there was nothing to be done.

  • Coffee is as satisfactory from these viewpoints as any other food product.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • And then the five students fell to discussing the matter from all viewpoints.

    The Eight-Oared Victors

    Lester Chadwick
  • The bloom may properly be described as rare from two viewpoints.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
British Dictionary definitions for viewpoints

viewpoint

/ˈvjuːˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
2.
a place from which something can be viewed
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Word Origin and History for viewpoints

viewpoint

n.

1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

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