Etymology
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point of view (n.)

"position from which a thing is or is supposed to be viewed," 1727, translating French point de vue, a loan-translation of Latin punctum visus. Figurative use "state of mind, predisposition (conscious or not)" is from 1760. The Latin phrase was translated into German as Gesichtspunkt.

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Definitions of point of view

point of view (n.)
a mental position from which things are viewed;
teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events
Synonyms: viewpoint / stand / standpoint
point of view (n.)
the spatial property of the position from which something is observed;
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