Definition of Standpoint

1. Noun. A mental position from which things are viewed. "Teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"

Exact synonyms: Point Of View, Stand, Viewpoint
Generic synonyms: Position, Posture, Stance
Specialized synonyms: Cityscape, Landscape, Angle, Slant, Complexion
Derivative terms: Stand, Stand, Stand, Stand

Definition of Standpoint

1. n. A fixed point or station; a basis or fundamental principle; a position from which objects or principles are viewed, and according to which they are compared and judged.

Definition of Standpoint

1. Noun. Point of view; perspective ¹

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Definition of Standpoint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standpoint

standpoint (current term)
stands down
stands for
stands in
stands on ceremony
stands out
stands up
stands up against
stands up to
standup comedian

Literary usage of Standpoint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"To recognize that we can take our standpoint in the Scriptures only after we have Scriptures, authenticated as such, to take our standpoint in, is, ..."

2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"TRUE BIOLOGICAL standpoint. [109] But after all, whether we consider past forms as the root of present forms, or these by themselves, ..."

3. South America from a Surgeon's Point of View by Franklin Henry Martin (1922)
"IMPORTANCE or standpoint r)R- MAYO, as we all know, is the philosopher of practical •^-^ surgery. We may not have thought of him as a philosopher-poet, ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1905)
"THE GROWING OF GRAPES, FROM THE PRODUCER'S standpoint. BY WJ HOTCHKISS, OF SAN FRANCISCO. , Because I see on the program of this Convention that the subject ..."

5. Report by Indians Rights Association (1908)
"... who will speak on the subject, " The Indian Question from a Canadian standpoint." THE INDIAN QUESTION FROM A CANADIAN standpoint ADDRESS OF MR: FRANK ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1896)
"... Hawks and Owls from the standpoint of the Farmer.1—This is a condensed and very useful summary of the relations of Hawks and Owls to agriculture, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"That standpoint indicates no common perception of the true nature of the Indian, and of the methods of approaching him for his own benefit. Cecilia. ..."

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