Definition of viewpoint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvjuːpɔɪnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvjuːpɔɪnt//
    Describing art
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  1. 1viewpoint (on something) a way of thinking about a subject synonym point of view Try looking at things from a different viewpoint. She will have her own viewpoint on the matter. From a practical viewpoint, I'd advise you not to go.
  2. 2a direction or place from which you look at something synonym angle The artist has painted the scene from various viewpoints. see also point of view See related entries: Describing art
  3. Extra examples From a purely commercial viewpoint, the film was a failure. From the viewpoint of teachers, there has been a great increase in work. He always takes the opposite viewpoint to the rest of the group. He quoted recent test results to support his viewpoint. I find his viewpoint on this matter very narrow. I understand her viewpoint, but do not share it. Individuals interviewed represented different viewpoints. It’s good to get all the viewpoints. Seen from the student’s viewpoint, the exam can be frightening. The magazine likes to publish articles with alternative viewpoints. From the passengers’ viewpoint, the fare rises seem grossly unjust.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viewpoint