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Princeton's WordNet

  1. point of view, viewpoint, stand, standpointnoun

    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. standpointnoun

    Point of view; perspective

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

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


  1. standpoint

    A standpoint is a perspective, attitude or point of view from which an individual, group, or society understands or interprets a certain issue, event, or the world around them.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Standpointnoun

    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. Etymology: [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".

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  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

Examples of standpoint in a Sentence

  1. Dave Chronister:

    From an individual standpoint, people (on the outside) can also participate in things like theFree Net Project, where they can open an individual VPN connection, basically a private person-to-person network, that can help people in restrictive countries access open internet.

  2. John Updike:

    To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given.

  3. Grant Rumley:

    It's a blatant power grab at a time when he knows he can get away with it, from Abbas's standpoint, this is his way of both thwarting his rivals in Hamas and securing his Fatah party's hold on the Palestinian Authority once he is gone.

  4. Dennis Reidy:

    We are just beginning to look at primary prevention strategies that we can implement before people get violent, and we are looking at this more from the public health standpoint. Rather than identify a single individual, we want to roll it out to the public at large.

  5. Angie Maxwell:

    If it's Cruz wins, Cruz wins, Cruz wins, that's a big momentum. It will look and sound powerful, despite the delegate numbers, Cruz is clearly making it his strategy to win in the South, and it's smart from a perception standpoint, in terms of delegate counts, it doesn't do as much as it would have done had they been winner take all primaries, but the headlines could be a game-changer.

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