a particular way of thinking about a problem or subject [= point of view]
from somebody's viewpoint/from the viewpoint of somebody/something
Try and think of it from the child's viewpoint.
The islands were important from the viewpoint of American security.
the Church's viewpoint on divorce
political/scientific/feminist etc viewpoint
From an ecological viewpoint, the motorway has been a disaster.
a place from which you can see something:
Different viewpoints produce different images.