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POINT OF VIEW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does point of view mean? 

POINT OF VIEW (noun)
  The noun POINT OF VIEW has 2 senses:

1. a mental position from which things are viewed
2. the spatial property of the position from which something is observed

  Familiarity information: POINT OF VIEW used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


POINT OF VIEW (noun)


Sense 1point of view [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental position from which things are viewed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

point of view; standpoint; viewpoint; stand

Context examples:

we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians / teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events

Hypernyms ("point of view" is a kind of...):

position; posture; stance (a rationalized mental attitude)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "point of view"):

cityscape (a viewpoint toward a city or other heavily populated area)

landscape (an extensive mental viewpoint)

angle; slant (a biased way of looking at or presenting something)

complexion (a point of view or general attitude or inclination)


Sense 2point of view [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The spatial property of the position from which something is observed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("point of view" is a kind of...):

position; spatial relation (the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "point of view"):

camera angle (the point of view of a camera)


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