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point of view

n. pl. points of view
1. A manner of viewing things; an attitude.
2.
a. A position from which something is observed or considered; a standpoint.
b. The attitude or outlook of a narrator or character in a piece of literature, a movie, or another art form.

point of view

n, pl points of view
1. a position from which someone or something is observed
2. a mental viewpoint or attitude
3. the mental position from which a story is observed or narrated: the omniscient point of view.

point′ of view′


n.
1. a specified or stated manner of consideration or appraisal; standpoint.
2. an opinion, attitude, or judgment.
3. (in a literary work) the position of the narrator in relation to the story.

point of view

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1. 'point of view'

When you are considering one aspect of a situation, you can say that you are considering it from a particular point of view.

From a practical point of view it is quite easy.
The movie was very successful from a commercial point of view.

A person's point of view is their general attitude to something, or the way they feel about something.

We understand your point of view.
I tried to see things from Frank's point of view.
2. 'view' and 'opinion'

Don't refer to what someone thinks or believes about a particular subject as their 'point of view'. Refer to it as their view or opinion.

Leo's view is that there is not enough evidence.
If you want my honest opinion, I don't think it will work.

View is most commonly used in the plural.

We are happy to listen to your views.
He was sent to jail for his political views.

You talk about someone's opinions or views on or about a subject.

He always asked for her opinions on his work.
I have strong views about education.

You can use expressions such as in my opinion or in his view to show that something is an opinion, and may not be a fact.

He's not doing a very good job in my opinion.
These changes, in his view, would be very damaging.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.point of view - a mental position from which things are viewed; "we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians"; "teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events"
stance, posture, position - a rationalized mental attitude
cityscape - a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area; "the dominant character of the cityscape is it poverty"
landscape - an extensive mental viewpoint; "the political landscape looks bleak without a change of administration"; "we changed the landscape for solving the problem of payroll inequity"
slant, angle - a biased way of looking at or presenting something
complexion - a point of view or general attitude or inclination; "he altered the complexion of his times"; "a liberal political complexion"
2.point of view - the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
camera angle - the point of view of a camera

point of view

noun
The position from which something is observed or considered:
Translations
وجهة النظروُجْهَة نَظَر
hledisko
synspunkt
sjónarhorn
görüş/bakış açısı

point of view

npunto di vista

view

(vjuː) noun
1. (an outlook on to, or picture of) a scene. Your house has a fine view of the hills; He painted a view of the harbour.
2. an opinion. Tell me your view/views on the subject.
3. an act of seeing or inspecting. We were given a private view of the exhibition before it was opened to the public.
verb
to look at, or regard (something). She viewed the scene with astonishment.
ˈviewer noun
1. a person who watches television. This programme has five million viewers.
2. a device with a magnifying lens, and often with a light, used in viewing transparencies.
ˈviewpoint noun
a point of view. I am looking at the matter from a different viewpoint.
in view of
taking into consideration; because of. In view of the committee's criticisms of him, he felt he had to resign.
on view
being shown or exhibited. There's a marvellous collection of prints on view at the gallery.
point of view
a way or manner of looking at a subject, matter etc. You must consider everyone's point of view before deciding.
References in classic literature ?
The method of inquiry has passed into a method of teaching in which by the help of interlocutors the same thesis is looked at from various points of view.
This important and novel experiment in politics merits, in several points of view, very particular attention.
Unfortunately, this promising jurisprudence was abandoned from several points of view.
We realized its high time that we just put all of this together because each film coming out of Kashmir is talking about a point of view which is very different from the other and it is important that we as a society get to see these seven, eight, ten and twelve films together and get all these divergent points of view.
SEB SANDERS and Sir Mark Prescott bid to plunder one of Europe's leastknown valuable prizes when Points Of View lines up in the Listed Svenskt Derby - worth pounds 165,501 - on dirt at Jagerso, Malmo, today.
It appears that the book is about three different points of view, the character's, the narrator's, and the reader/audience's, but with no explicit acknowledgement of that fact.
Vogel himself and many others passionately believed in the importance of free speech, and that true patriotism and being an American meant listening to all points of view before making a decision.
As a lay member of the ELCIC, I am ashamed and embarrassed by his one-sided points of view.
Gather other points of view and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
The software permits live viewing of multiple cameras from either a single point of view or cameras from different points of view as a single panorama.