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a/(one's) point of view

1. One's individual opinion about someone or something. In my point of view, we ought to be limiting our association with them until we know for sure they are completely legitimate. Well, that's just your point of view, and I happen to disagree with it.
2. A particular perspective on or way of thinking about something. So what I told you was the truth—from a certain point of view. I think we need a new point of view on this project. We're all just too stuck in our normal way of thinking about how to tackle the problem.
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point of view

a way of thinking about something; [someone's] viewpoint; an attitude or expression of self-interest. From my point of view, all this talk is a waste of time. lean understand her point of view. She has made some good observations about the problem.
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point of view

An attitude or standpoint, how one sees or thinks of something. For example, From the manufacturer's point of view, the critical issue is cost. This expression, originally alluding to one's vantage point in seeing a building or painting or other object, dates from the early 1700s.
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Looking at the protagonists from each other's point of view helps us to get closer to the truth.
Martins's ballet uses point of view to reveal a mystery: Through whose point of view are we encountering these two dancers?
You share a common point of view, which is based mainly on ignorance.
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When have conservatives ever been thoughtful or accepting of the liberal point of view?
How does either of us go about getting our point of view adopted as a policy?
Each of these types of text anchors a different mode of using primary sources: analyzing data to find out how an institution works, reading closely for context and meaning, and finding evidence for an author's point of view. A mix of whole-group and small-group strategies is suggested, and sample questions are supplied for teachers and students.
It's also a significant step from a chemical point of view, he adds.