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standpoint

[stand-point] /ˈstændˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
the point or place at which a person stands to view something.
2.
the mental position, attitude, etc., from which a person views and judges things:
From the lawyer's standpoint, her client is right.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt
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British Dictionary definitions for stand point

standpoint

/ˈstændˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a physical or mental position from which things are viewed
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Word Origin and History for stand point

standpoint

n.

1829, from stand (v.) + point (n.). A loan-translation of German Standpunkt.

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