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point of view

noun [C]  /ˈpɔɪnt əv ˈvyu/ ( also viewpoint) us  
a person’s opinion or particular way of thinking about something: We’re interested in hearing all points of view. literature Point of view is also the voice in which a story is told and its relationship to the events in the story. art In a painting or photograph, the point of view is the place where the artist chooses to stand and what this tells you about the subject.
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