What does standpoint mean?

Definitions for standpointˈstændˌpɔɪnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpoint(noun)

    a mental position from which things are viewed

    "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"


  1. standpoint(Noun)

    Point of view; perspective

    Bathing once a month may save time, but from a cleanliness standpoint, it's not effective.

  2. Origin: a calque of Standpunkt. Similar constructions used in other languages, such as 立場 meaning standing place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standpoint(noun)

    a fixed point or station; a basis or fundamental principle; a position from which objects or principles are viewed, and according to which they are compared and judged

  2. Origin: [Cf. G. standpunkt.]


  1. Standpoint

    Standpoint is a monthly British cultural and political magazine. Its premier issue was published in May 2008 – the first launch of a major current affairs publication in the UK in more than a decade. Standpoint is based in London and was co-founded by Daniel Johnson, Miriam Gross, Jonathan Foreman and Michael Mosbacher; Johnson is its editor. The magazine describes its core mission as being "to celebrate western civilisation", its arts and its values – in particular democracy, debate and freedom of speech – at a time when they are under threat. The magazine is broadly centre-right in orientation, but aims to include a "broad church" and to capitalize on the realignment of political attitudes in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The magazine has sought to revive the art of the essay in Britain, calling itself a response to "a market swamped by the journalistic equivalent of fast food".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standpoint in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standpoint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fidel Castro:

    If people call me Christian, not from the standpoint of religion but from the standpoint of social vision, I declare that I am a Christian.

  2. Mary Beth Haglin:

    Many people see him as the victim and me as the perpetrator, from a psychological standpoint and from every other standpoint, I feel like I am the victim.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.

  4. Ronald David Laing:

    We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world -- mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse but not adopt.

  5. Katrina Spade:

    The idea is to fold the dead back into the city, the options we currently have for our bodies are lacking, both from an environmental standpoint, but also, and perhaps more importantly, from a meaning standpoint.

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