standpoint

play
noun stand·point \-ˌpȯint\

Definition of standpoint

  1. :  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.

1829

First Known Use of standpoint

1829


STANDPOINT Defined for English Language Learners

standpoint

play
noun stand·point \-ˌpȯint\

Definition of standpoint for English Language Learners

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


STANDPOINT Defined for Kids

standpoint

play
noun stand·point \ˈstand-ˌpȯint\

Definition of standpoint for Students

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up standpoint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ