What does standpoint mean?

Definitions for standpointˈstændˌpɔɪnt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word standpoint.

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. Brent Sailhamer:

    It’s just a no-brainer from a policy standpoint.

  2. Jon Davis:

    They feel they've got a winner from a maintenance standpoint.

  3. Xavier Rolet:

    For the moment, there is no immediate threat from that standpoint.

  4. Chief Executive Joe Jimenez:

    We had to shift the culture of the company in terms of a compliance standpoint.

  5. Chief Executive Mark Bertolini:

    From a tactical standpoint, this is not breaking the bank, one way or the other.

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