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.
Recent Examples on the Web The entire division is bad and while the Cowboys have good stats from an offensive standpoint, the defense continues as a weak spot overall. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "5 thoughts from Cowboys-Cardinals: Ezekiel Elliott’s fumbles are a concern moving forward," 20 Oct. 2020 Every treadmill is built slightly differently from an ergonomic standpoint, says Daniels. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What to Look for When Buying a Treadmill," 17 Oct. 2020 Jones, last season's player of the year in the Big South Conference, is a valuable addition from an experience standpoint and also is a confident and versatile marksman who can replenish some of the perimeter shooting. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "Will Louisville basketball's style of play change? Questions ahead of the first practice," 15 Oct. 2020 From an operations standpoint, the Fire have done their part to plan as meticulously as possible to make travel seamless for players and coaches. Jeremy Mikula,, "Fly, play, fly: Same-day travel is the new norm in MLS. Here’s how the Chicago Fire complete a 14- or 15-hour excursion for road games.," 14 Oct. 2020 Providing more Native women with platforms like the one she’s been afforded will certainly help further that discussion, but even from an art standpoint there remain obstacles. Sunset Magazine, "Native Artist’s Work Takes Center Stage in New Blanket Series by Rumpl," 8 Oct. 2020 From that standpoint, just thoroughly impressed with him as a player, as a person, as a professional. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Where does Kerryon Johnson stand among Detroit’s running backs?," 20 Sep. 2020 Tonight’s going to be a long night from that standpoint across the league. Omar Kelly,, "Dolphins release two of last year’s starting offensive linemen," 5 Sep. 2020 And from that standpoint, there are players that choose to represent us. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, "Scott Boras: 'There are players that we choose not to represent'," 20 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of standpoint

1829, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Standpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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