[ vyoo-point ]
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  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

1855–60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint

Other words for viewpoint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use viewpoint in a sentence

  • The foregoing scene gives some hint of the viewpoints of the young ladies in question.

    Peggy Stewart at School | Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • There are two different viewpoints from which we may discuss all phases of Life, namely, the mystical and the ethical.

  • The viewpoints they had brought to the meeting now closed their minds to the meanings he was trying to open to them.

    Herein is Love | Reuel L. Howe
  • Our minds simply looked at the world from different viewpoints, and perhaps his viewpoint is as true as ours.

    A Martian Odyssey | Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • The great viewpoints and the great world philosophies are found logically at the end of a long study of life, if anywhere.

    Folkways | William Graham Sumner

British Dictionary definitions for viewpoint


/ (ˈvjuːˌpɔɪnt) /

  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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