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 Strictly from a numbers standpoint, Peacock Premium is offering plenty of content, more than 15,000 hours of material from NBCUniversal and other providers. oregonlive, "NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service: Is it worth your time?," 8 May 2020 The 918 Spyder is a testament to what Porsche can do from a technological and design standpoint. Mihir Maddireddy, Car and Driver, "Porsche Trademarks Tasty Hypercar, Totally Disappoints Us with Explanation," 30 Apr. 2020 From a numbers standpoint, a straight-up deal of Simmons ($29 million for 2020-21) for Russell ($28.65 million) works. Connor Letourneau,, "Warriors mailbag: D’Angelo Russell for Ben Simmons? Why play Stephen Curry?," 22 Jan. 2020 The biggest discrepancy between the teams from just a numbers standpoint is special teams. Stephanie Stradley, Houston Chronicle, "Stephanie Stradley’s Texans-Falcons Q&A with Knox Bardeen," 4 Oct. 2019 To be clear, space travel is technically feasible today from an engineering standpoint. Christopher Wanjek, Wired, "How Space Tries to Kill You and Make You Ugly," 26 Apr. 2020 The Cowboys drafting wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round on Thursday night meant a lot to Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones from an emotional standpoint. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "Cowboys’ first-round pick CeeDee Lamb reminds Jerry Jones of close friend," 24 Apr. 2020 Unfortunately, the stadium itself doesn't stand out from an aesthetic standpoint. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "MLB stadium rankings: Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field among worst ballparks in baseball?," 2 Apr. 2020 From the standpoint of dependability, accuracy, practicality, and cost, the Ruger 10/22 Takedown is, without question, the best rimfire camp gun in current production. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "10 Takedown Camp Guns for Hunting and Survival," 25 Mar. 2020

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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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14 May 2020

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“Standpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 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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