Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A manner of viewing things; an attitude.
  • n. A position from which something is observed or considered; a standpoint.
  • n. The attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature, a movie, or another art form.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A position from which something is seen; outlook; standpoint.
  • n. An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs.
  • n. The perspective from which a narrative is related.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the relative position from which anything is seen or any subject is considered.
  • n. See under Point.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mental position from which things are viewed
  • n. the spatial property of the position from which something is observed

Etymologies

calqued on French phrase point de vue (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Dr. Daly wrote about God as a female intelligence, and that was the great capper to a lifetime of reading about God from a male point of view for me.

    Roseanne Archy

  • From the evidence it does not ensue that Dietrichstein was fascist-oriented, but from the legal point of view the decrees apply to him, Klas said.

    Prague Monitor

  • Diffusionism was the point of view in anthropology that explained social change in a given society as a result of the introduction of innovations spread from one original source, which argued against the existence of parallel invention today we know that such parallel invention of new ideas has frequently occurred.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • From the holistic point of view of this book, the most important point bearing on crime and unemployment among black males is that during and after World War II blacks migrated in unprecedented numbers from farms to cities in search of union-wage factory jobs.

    Why Nothing Works

  • From the point of view of a planned economy, the Forest of Friendship is more efficient as a forest than the tall forests with which we are familiar, because resources are not put into producing massive trunks that have no purpose apart from competing with other trees.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • Some psychologists argue that the ability to conceptualize the future is genetically determined and difficult or impossible to change.4 A similar point of view has been expressed by the old elitist we met in Chapter Four, Edward Banfield, who labeled the present orientation of the poor “pathological.”

    The Time Paradox

  • Within this vast history, any order can be achieved only by neglecting innumerable details, by paradigmatic use of relatively few opinions and prac - tices, and by admitting that a different point of view may show a different panorama.

    HEALTH AND DISEASE

  • While from a statistical point of view this is a relatively small sample size of images, when appropriate statistics were performed such as nonparametric statistics for small samples, the difference was statistically significant: p

    The Sacred Promise

  • Known for her infamous strength in both the design room and the boardroom, Coco Chanel offered not just a freeing take on daywear but a design point of view that remains internationally relevant and chic to this very day.

    The Style Checklist

  • Mr. Van Paasschen: I have a belief that in order to understand a market from a consumer point of view you have to buy the proverbial groceries there.

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