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 for standpoint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Standpoint \Stand"point`\ (-point`), n. [Cf. G. standpunkt.]
     A fixed point or station; a basis or fundamental principle; a
     position from which objects or principles are viewed, and
     according to which they are compared and judged.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: point of view, viewpoint,
           stand, standpoint]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "standpoint":
     Anschauung, angle, angle of vision, base, basis, coign of vantage,
     direction, distance, eye, footing, frame of reference, framework,
     ground, light, mental outlook, outlook, perspective, place,
     point of view, position, post, reference system, regard, respect,
     seat, side, sight, situation, slant, stand, standing, station,
     status, system, universe, vantage, vantage point, venue, view,

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