Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A position from which things are considered or judged; a point of view.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The point at which one stands; especially, the position from which one's observations are taken and one's opinions formed or delivered; the point of view; the mental situation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Point of view; perspective

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

  • noun a mental position from which things are viewed

Etymologies

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

[Translation of German Standpunkt.]

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stand +‎ point, a calque of German Standpunkt. Similar constructions used in other languages, such as Japanese 立場 (たちば, tachiba) meaning standing place.

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