standpoint

noun

stand·​point ˈstan(d)-ˌpȯint How to pronounce standpoint (audio)
: a position from which objects or principles are viewed and according to which they are compared and judged

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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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of standpoint was in 1834

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“Standpoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/standpoint. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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standpoint

noun
stand·​point ˈstan(d)-ˌpȯint How to pronounce standpoint (audio)
: a position from which things are viewed and according to which they are compared and judged

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