Etymology
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viewpoint (n.)

1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

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Definitions of viewpoint

viewpoint (n.)
a mental position from which things are viewed;
we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians
viewpoint (n.)
a place from which something can be viewed;
Synonyms: vantage point
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