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.

1855–60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint

2. standpoint, perspective, position, stance, angle. Unabridged
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viewpoint (ˈvjuːˌpɔɪnt)
1.  the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
2.  a place from which something can be viewed

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Example sentences
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
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.
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