standpoint

noun stand·point \ ˈstan(d)-ˌpȯint \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of standpoint

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

Examples of standpoint in a Sentence

  1. From an economic standpoint, the policy is sound.

  2. I never thought about it from that standpoint before.

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First Known Use of standpoint

1829

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STANDPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

standpoint

Definition of standpoint for English Language Learners

  • : a way in which something is thought about or considered


STANDPOINT Defined for Kids

standpoint

noun stand·point \ ˈstand-ˌpȯint \

Definition of standpoint for Students

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


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