Definition of vantage point noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vantage point

BrE BrE//ˈvɑːntɪdʒ pɔɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæntɪdʒ pɔɪnt//
(formal vantage)
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a position from which you watch something; a point in time or a situation from which you consider something, especially the past The cafe was a good vantage point for watching the world go by. From the vantage point of the present, the war seems to have achieved nothing. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French, shortening of Old French avantage ‘advantage’.
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