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

1820–30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for standpoint

angle, viewpoint, outlook, stance, attitude, stand, opinion, judgment, view

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a physical or mental position from which things are viewed
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Word Origin and History for standpoint

1829, from stand (v.) + point (n.). A loan-translation of German Standpunkt.

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