a place affording a view of something; position of observation: to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
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.

Nearby words

  1. viewfinder,
  2. viewing,
  3. viewing lens,
  4. viewless,
  5. viewlessly,
  6. viewy,
  7. viff,
  8. vig,
  9. viga,
  10. vigentennial

Origin of viewpoint

1855–60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for viewpoint



the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
a place from which something can be viewed
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Word Origin and History for viewpoint



1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

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