vantage point

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvɑːntɪd͡ʒ ˌpɔɪ̯nt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvæntɪd͡ʒ ˌpɔɪ̯nt/


vantage point (plural vantage points)

  1. A place or position affording a good view.
    The hill provided the troops an excellent vantage point to scout for the enemy.
    • 2018 October 12, Daniel Taylor, “Marcus Rashford fluffs his lines in England’s eerie draw with Croatia”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      The chants drifting down from the hillside came from a position among the trees from where half the pitch could be seen. That apart, however, the only other vantage point came from the balconies of high-rise flats next door.
  2. A point of view; perspective; outlook; standpoint.
    It may be difficult for us to understand the motivations of these people from our 21st century vantage point.
  3. (photography) A camera angle.