viewpoint

[vyoo-point]
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noun
  1. a place affording a view of something; position of observation: to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
  2. 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.

Origin of viewpoint

1855–60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint

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viewpoint

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

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

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