Definition of standpoint in US English:

standpoint

noun

  • 1An attitude to or outlook on issues, typically arising from one's circumstances or beliefs.

    ‘she writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer’
    • ‘But the situation changes when the issue is examined from the standpoint of the economy as a whole.’
    • ‘It must be applied from the standpoint of the community and not from the subjective viewpoint of the developer.’
    • ‘Vernadsky defined the biosphere in a rigorous way, from the standpoint of geology.’
    • ‘Of course, Heckman was speaking strictly from the standpoint of an academic.’
    • ‘In the chapters that follow we consider these issues from the standpoint of a variety of aspects of life in modern Britain.’
    • ‘But what would the history of ideas look like from the standpoint of the victims?’
    • ‘All of this is quite true, from the standpoint of conventional narrative.’
    • ‘We knew that it was going to be tough from the standpoint of family separation.’
    • ‘From the standpoint of a judge or legislator, this makes all the difference in the world.’
    • ‘Nor, it seems clear, does he purport to be a committed Christian, speaking from the standpoint of religious belief.’
    • ‘Dare says its designers did not begin from the standpoint of maximising profit.’
    • ‘From the standpoint of the South, the growing industrial and economic power of the North seemed a real threat.’
    • ‘In many cases, it is also the right strategy from the standpoint of economic efficiency.’
    • ‘The real question, is it safe from the standpoint of public utilities to get back into the area?’
    • ‘The enterprise is examined both from an industry-wide viewpoint and from the standpoint of the individual firm.’
    • ‘From the standpoint of the liberal economists, all this is fine.’
    • ‘This forces us to think in terms of all modern economy from the standpoint of Vernadsky.’
    • ‘Even worse from the standpoint of democracy is the unequal treatment of males and females.’
    • ‘First of all, that's another problem from the standpoint of who you are as the viewer.’
    • ‘From the standpoint of women whose primary goal in life is career advancement, these are sobering findings.’
    point of view, viewpoint, vantage point, attitude, stance, stand, view, opinion, position, way of thinking, frame of mind, outlook, perspective, angle, slant
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 The position from which someone is able to view a scene or an object.
      • ‘To view them from a central standpoint, one has to step over the actual paintings.’

Pronunciation

standpoint

/ˈstæn(d)ˌpɔɪnt//ˈstan(d)ˌpoint/