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[vyoo-point] /ˈvyuˌpɔɪnt/
a place affording a view of something; position of observation:
to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
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
1855-60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint
2. standpoint, perspective, position, stance, angle. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She felt that she could work better and safer by getting the viewpoints of others and not showing her cards.

    Polly's Southern Cruise Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The bloom may properly be described as rare from two viewpoints.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • So you can consider your spoken and written speech from two viewpoints.

    Plain English Marian Wharton
  • It isn't a shifting of viewpoints, because it is much more than that.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
  • They discussed the matter from all viewpoints, but there was nothing to be done.

British Dictionary definitions for viewpoints


the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
a place from which something can be viewed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for viewpoints



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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