Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Point of view; perspective

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mental position from which things are viewed

Etymologies

Translation of German Standpunkt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And I wouldn't suggest that anything we're putting into our backlog today is much difference from a term standpoint of what we've historically seen.

  • "There was nothing similar from a new title standpoint to drive growth over those numbers," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America.

    Videogames Sales Tumble in April

  • From a short term standpoint investors should have taken some profits from Bank of America and Citigroup today as the stocks will only continue the rally on terrific news from Bernanke.

  • "From a medium-term standpoint, that is about twelve-eighteen months, I am still positive on the markets."

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • A: From a medium-term standpoint, that is about twelve-eighteen months, I am still positive on the markets.

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • Another good book from a possible gaming standpoint is “House to House: An Epic Memoir of War” by SSG David Bellavia, about the nasty urban combat he was part of during the battle of Fallujah in 2004.

    Modern Warfare « Geek Related

  • It bothered him, from the pain standpoint, scarcely at all, and it never entered his kinky head that his master did not know about it.

    CHAPTER XI

  • The only drawback from a taxpayer standpoint is that it would make it harder for the city to pay off the existing mortgage on the stadium, without hitting up property taxes even more heavily than it currently does for this purpose, because there would be only one team, not two.

    Jack Bog's Blog: July 2009 Archives

  • The military uses them, and sees them in a military sense, as simply another air support weapons system, and target review from a legal standpoint is not different from any other calculus of a similar weapons system.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Drone Warfare, the CIA, and Charlie Savage’s NYT Article

  • Perhaps the most important of these, from a commercial standpoint, is what policies China and the US will adopt.

    The World's Most Important Alternative Energy Companies: 24/7 Wall St. (PHOTOS)

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