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[vyoo-point] /ˈvyuˌpɔɪnt/
a place affording a view of something; position of observation:
to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
an attitude of mind, or the circumstances of an individual that conduce to such an attitude:
new marketing techniques seen from the consumer's viewpoint.
Origin of viewpoint
1855-60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint
2. standpoint, perspective, position, stance, angle. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for viewpoint
  • The changes in the viewpoint of the leaders of thought came as a shock to the pillars of conservatism.
  • From the viewpoint of centuries, the questions that come to us are narrowed and few.
  • His viewpoint was totally different from that of the trapper or pioneer, explorer or traveller.
  • If any one thus denies the determination of natural phenomena at one such point, he has vitiated the entire scientific viewpoint.
  • To put our viewpoint somewhat differently, language is primarily a pre-rational function.
  • Unfortunately, the article presents only one viewpoint.
  • Their form is lenticular, yielding effects of flickering animation when your viewpoint shifts.
  • It's actually a heavy book, guided by a challenging viewpoint.
  • Same church, even the same viewpoint-he had rented a room across the street.
  • But some researchers are cautioning against what they consider a simplistic and pessimistic viewpoint.
British Dictionary definitions for viewpoint


the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
a place from which something can be viewed
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Word Origin and History for viewpoint

1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

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