stand-point

standpoint

[stand-point]
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:
1820–30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt

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standpoint (ˈstændˌpɔɪnt)
 
n
a physical or mental position from which things are viewed

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