standpoint

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

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standpoint (plural standpoints)

  1. Point of view; perspective
    Bathing once a month may save time, but from a cleanliness standpoint, it's not effective.
    • 2017 January 20, Annie Zaleski, “AFI sounds refreshed and rejuvenated on its 10th album, AFI (The Blood Album)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Plus, early in a career, bands are typically winging it from a creative standpoint; after awhile, acts figure out what they’re doing right (or wrong), and are more deliberate about songcraft and execution.

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