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  1. the point or place at which a person stands to view something.
  2. the mental position, attitude, etc., from which a person views and judges things: From the lawyer's standpoint, her client is right.
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Origin of standpoint

1820–30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt
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  1. 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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