point of view

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point of view (plural points of view)

  1. A position from which something is seen; outlook; standpoint.
    From an economist's point of view, business is all about money.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
  2. An attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs.
    His point of view is that there is only one true religion.
  3. (literary theory) The perspective from which a narrative is related.
    The storyline in the film “The Usual Suspects” is presented from the point of view of an unreliable narrator.

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  • "point of view" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & (P)2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • "point of view" in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.
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