Definition of point of view in English:

point of view

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  • 1A particular attitude or way of considering a matter: I’m trying to get Matthew to change his point of view
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    • Also, who are you willing to discuss these questions with, and how will you consider all the different points of view seriously?
    • Assuming a role of a communicator, he takes pride in looking at matters from a different point of view.
    • There are no shared truths, everything is a personal statement, a point of view, an attitude.
  • 1.1(In fictional writing) the narrator’s position in relation to the story being told: this story is told from a child’s point of view
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    • The author was diligent in her efforts to tell the story from the points of view of women in different social and economic classes and ethnic groups.
    • Moreover, the presentation of the story is complicated by shifts in points of view and layers of narration that are distinguished by acts of looking.
    • The voice of a work is not that of the author, but of the narrator, and this is separate from the point of view.
  • 1.2The position from which something or someone is observed: certain aspects are not visible from a single point of view
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    • One reason is that the Moon's proximity is such that the Earth's rotation results in slight but significantly different points of view from a single site across a 12-hour period.

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