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[stand-point] /ˈstændˌpɔɪnt/
the point or place at which a person stands to view something.
the mental position, attitude, etc., from which a person views and judges things:
From the lawyer's standpoint, her client is right.
Origin of standpoint
1820-30; stand + point, modeled on German Standpunkt Unabridged
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  • The logo, even after being fixed, is still incorrect from an engineering standpoint.
  • For business and home owners, energy use can be a concern from both a fiscal and moral standpoint.
  • Well, they have a point, but only from the standpoint of maximum timber production.
  • The good news from a species survival standpoint might be that far more females survive than males.
  • From an environmental standpoint, the situation isn't much better.
  • He is the single unifying source, not from a military standpoint but from a political standpoint.
  • From a health standpoint, charcoal actually is better for cooking and heating than wood, which produces more toxic emissions.
  • Often, students think about financial aid from a personal standpoint.
  • From a branding standpoint, there are two proprietary components to the new medallion: its shape and its typography.
  • From a public-safety standpoint, it's not a rational allocation of resources.
British Dictionary definitions for standpoint


a physical or mental position from which things are viewed
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Word Origin and History for standpoint

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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