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 Still, the Shan Show is a little concerning from a viewer standpoint. Joseph Longo, Vulture, 20 Oct. 2021 Flores also said quarterback Tua Tagovailoa responded well from the pain-tolerance standpoint that was the Dolphins’ only concern entering Sunday, his first game back coming off three weeks missed with fractured ribs. David Furones,, 20 Oct. 2021 In my opinion, Bennett does some things from an anticipation and instinctual quarterback play standpoint that are a little different from Conner. Ben Thomas |, al, 20 Oct. 2021 The following season was even better from a production standpoint for Evans. Kelsey Conway, The Enquirer, 19 Oct. 2021 Jason Dhaliwal, the company’s chief operating officer, said the Round Lake Park facility is designed to add efficiency to the operation from a manufacturing standpoint and provide a better place for employees to work. Steve Sadin,, 18 Oct. 2021 Still, selection could be one of the tallest hurdles for Telosa from a public perception standpoint. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 18 Oct. 2021 From a value standpoint, this Maverick is hard to beat. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Oct. 2021 Guyton also gave one of the event’s standpoint performances, singing the title track from Remember Her Name with a little assist from Yola. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 14 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of standpoint

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of standpoint was in 1829

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26 Oct 2021

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“Standpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of standpoint

: a way in which something is thought about or considered : point of view


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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