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

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calqued on French phrase point de vue

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  • A writer must not shift your point of view.

    January 25, 2007