- the point or place at which a person stands to view something.
- the mental position, attitude, etc., from which a person views and judges things: From the lawyer's standpoint, her client is right.
Origin of standpoint
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Examples from the Web for standpoint
A lot of people that I supported throughout the years from an IT standpoint said “Yeah Tonie, we already knew!”
But it was not until Y Tu Mamá También that I started doing them systematically from the standpoint of language.Alfonso Cuarón On ‘Gravity,’ Creationists, and Bonding with Sandra Bullock Over Divorce
February 19, 2014
From the standpoint of today, however, it was dominated by Obamacare.How to Fight for Freedom in 2014
December 29, 2013
He was a man of his times and felt all parts of his presentation were important so it bothered me from that standpoint.Martin Luther King’s Dream Still Lives
August 25, 2013
If you are talking about damage from a standpoint of what he released—embarrassment.Bradley Manning: ‘I Will Recover From This ... This Is Just a Stage in My Life’
August 21, 2013
The standpoint of the former is logical; that of the latter psychological.The Child and the Curriculum
We have been viewing the youth from the standpoint of his fellow-students.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
He judges Dick from the standpoint of his own sober middle age.The Snare
And how about the railroads from the standpoint of private enterprise?
From our standpoint they may have been wasteful methods, but they did get results.
- a physical or mental position from which things are viewed
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Word Origin and History for standpoint
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