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standpoint

[ stand-point ]
/ ˈstændˌpɔɪnt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of standpoint

1820–30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt
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standpoint
/ (ˈstændˌpɔɪnt) /

noun

a physical or mental position from which things are viewed
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