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.

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Even when going again individual opponents known for their defense, very little is in place schematically from a team-defense standpoint during summer league. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Is DeMarcus Cousins a viable play for the Heat?," 3 July 2019 Asked if Biden's past remarks and standpoints disqualify him from ever being president, Harris said that was an issue for the voters to decide. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Kamala Harris raises $2 million in first 24 hours after debate," 29 June 2019 From a purely business standpoint, this trend makes little sense. Stephane Kasriel, Quartz at Work, "It’s time to factor remote work into our urban planning," 19 June 2019 The visit is no more dangerous from a radiation standpoint than an intercontinental flight or dental X-rays. Dallas News, "Decades after nuclear disaster, tourism is booming at Chernobyl," 18 June 2019 This includes their range of movement from an ergonomics standpoint, and their safety. Matt Simon, WIRED, "Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One," 5 June 2019 From a toxicity standpoint, hemoglobin is a triple threat, explained Pampee Young, the chief medical officer of biomedical services for the American Red Cross. Quanta Magazine, "Icefish Study Adds Another Color to the Story of Blood," 22 Apr. 2019 What are the main objections to the work requirement from a legal and practical standpoint? Phil Galewitz, Washington Post, "5 Things To Know About Medicaid Work Requirements," 14 June 2018 From a legal standpoint, the appearance of partiality is key, and defense lawyers pointed to the flurry of news coverage surrounding McSpadden's remarks, as well as internet comments as evidence of the public perception of bias. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Judge booted from death row case after racial comments," 22 May 2018

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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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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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