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noun [countable] standpoint pronunciation in British English /ˈstæn(d)ˌpɔɪnt/
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  1. a way of considering something
    from someone’s standpoint:

    From a saver’s standpoint, high interest rates are a good thing.

    from the standpoint of something:

    The city is ideally suited for the Olympics from the standpoint of its transport infrastructure.

    from an economic/legal/political etc standpoint:

    From a political standpoint it was a particularly bad idea.


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