stand·​point | \ ˈstan(d)-ˌpȯint How to pronounce standpoint (audio) \

Definition of standpoint

: a position from which objects or principles are viewed and according to which they are compared and judged

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Examples of standpoint in a Sentence

From an economic standpoint, the policy is sound. I never thought about it from that standpoint before.

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And every release makes it a more valuable tool not just as professional software, but for those looking to approach DJing from a beginner standpoint. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Djay relaunched on iOS with subscription model and powerful performance features," 12 Dec. 2018 Luckily, organizations such as Amnesty International USA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) offer strategic tools to help answer your questions from a human rights and legal standpoint. Amnesty International Usa, Teen Vogue, "How to Legally Protest as a Public School Student," 12 Oct. 2018 But here there is nothing to investigate from at least one standpoint. Fox News, "Laura Ingraham: The accusers' last act," 26 Sep. 2018 From an engineering standpoint, Wright’s plans were notoriously non-specific. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Frank Lloyd Wright house near Ann Arbor is a 'small masterpiece'," 9 June 2018 From a hardware standpoint, is the biggest challenge integrating new engines into a new core stage? Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Getting Vulcan up to speed: Part one of our interview with Tory Bruno," 11 Dec. 2018 So meaning, this has been from a policy standpoint, from Clinton to Bush to Obama to Trump. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Dear America’ author Jose Antonio Vargas on Recode Decode," 24 Nov. 2018 But from a biological standpoint, such equipoise is standard fare. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Brainstorm Health: Ties in Biology, Trump-Pfizer Takeaways, Obamacare Navigator Cuts," 11 July 2018 Well, this desire makes sense from a biological standpoint. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Why Do Couples Hold Hands?," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of standpoint

1829, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of standpoint

: a way in which something is thought about or considered


stand·​point | \ ˈstand-ˌpȯint How to pronounce standpoint (audio) \

Kids Definition of standpoint

: a way in which things are thought about : point of view

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