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  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.
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Origin of viewpoint

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

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Related Words for viewpoints

outlook, angle, stance, direction, slant, attitude, perspective, aspect, standpoint, posture, view, eye, light, twist, stand, respect, position, estimation, side, ground

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Historical Examples of viewpoints

  • Books of multiple authorship often possess too wide a diversity of viewpoints.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • They discussed the matter from all viewpoints, but there was nothing to be done.

  • Coffee is as satisfactory from these viewpoints as any other food product.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • And then the five students fell to discussing the matter from all viewpoints.

  • The bloom may properly be described as rare from two viewpoints.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

British Dictionary definitions for viewpoints


  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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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for viewpoints



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

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