Definition of standpoint in English:

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standpoint

Pronunciation: /ˈstan(d)ˌpoint/

noun

1An attitude to or outlook on issues, typically arising from one’s circumstances or beliefs: she writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer
More example sentences
  • In the chapters that follow we consider these issues from the standpoint of a variety of aspects of life in modern Britain.
  • But the situation changes when the issue is examined from the standpoint of the economy as a whole.
  • The real question, is it safe from the standpoint of public utilities to get back into the area?
Synonyms
1.1The position from which someone is able to view a scene or an object.
Example sentences
  • To view them from a central standpoint, one has to step over the actual paintings.

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Syllabification: stand·point

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