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Dictionary Definition

standpoint n : a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events" [syn: point of view, viewpoint, stand]

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Etymology

From stand + point.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. Point of view; perspective
    Bathing once a month may save time, but from a cleanliness standpoint, it's not effective.

Translations

point of view

Extensive Definition

The Standpoint is a newspaper published in the British Virgin Islands. It was originally published under the name Pennysaver, largely as a shopping-coupon promotional newspaper, but since emerged as one of the most influential sources of journalism in the Territory.
It is published weekly on Tuesdays.

Motto

The newspaper's motto (published on its front page every week) is "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." The motto clearly adds a poignancy to the newspaper's name, and is derived from a quotes variously attributed the American clergyman, Peter Marshall, and to the British journalist, Alex Hamilton (and frequently mis-attributed to American politician Alexander Hamilton), but latterly popularised by Ginger Rogers.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Anschauung, angle, angle of vision, base, basis, coign of vantage, direction, distance, eye, footing, frame of reference, framework, ground, light, mental outlook, outlook, perspective, place, point of view, position, post, reference system, regard, respect, seat, side, sight, situation, slant, stand, standing, station, status, system, universe, vantage, vantage point, venue, view, viewpoint
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