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 Setting aside those fees was a good move from a public relations standpoint. NBC News, "Some health insurers ending waivers for Covid treatment fees," 26 Apr. 2021 One of the California Policy Lab study’s most important conclusions, from a state finance standpoint, is that its richest residents are staying put. Washington Post, "A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers," 24 Apr. 2021 Though Skyline Medical became self-supporting from a cash standpoint in 2020, Engle's focus is on oncology. Nick Williams, Star Tribune, "Veteran biotech executive takes reins at Eagan health care AI company," 24 Apr. 2021 The film initially had Abuelita use a wooden spoon, but the chancla made more sense both from a cultural and a comedic standpoint. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, "The chancla has become a venerated symbol of Mexican American culture and here's why and how," 22 Apr. 2021 Aside from a purely aesthetic standpoint, one way that Portman is honoring appreciation for nature is through his goal to create a zero-waste brand, as well as his commitment to using leather alternatives. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Supermodel Scion Lucas Portman Launches His Own Label," 22 Apr. 2021 The Giants were pleased with the first homestand from a protocol standpoint, as well as with the order-by-phone concessions, which had a few initial bugs but nothing on the large scale some teams encountered. Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle, "Giants to boost attendance with vaccinated-only sections, plan for 50% capacity in May," 20 Apr. 2021 Even if Skinner doesn’t return, the Utes will have one of its strongest teams in many seasons from a physical standpoint. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Analysis: The Utah gymnastics team’s third-place NCAA finish was all about setting the table for what comes next," 20 Apr. 2021 That said, tens of millions are reportedly flocking to Telegram, which from a security standpoint is little better. Zak Doffman, Forbes, "Why You Should Stop Sending Texts From Your Android Messages App," 27 Feb. 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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29 Apr 2021

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“Standpoint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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