point of view

Your feelings about the way a presidential race comes out will vary depending on your point of view, or your personal feelings, political position, and any other particular details about you that make up the way you look at the election.

The distinctive way you see things, your individual perspective, can be described as your point of view. The phrase can also describe, literally, the way you see what's in front of you depending on where you are when you look at it. If you're standing on the roof of a tall building looking at a city, your point of view is very different from what it would be if you were standing on the ground. In a fictional story, the point of view means the perspective of the narrator, or the person who's telling the story.

Definitions of point of view
  1. noun
    a mental position from which things are viewed
    “teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events”
    synonyms: stand, standpoint, viewpoint
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    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
    type of:
    position, posture, stance
    a rationalized mental attitude
  2. noun
    the perspective from which a story is told
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    first person
    narration from the point of view of the speaker or narrator, using the pronouns ‘I’ or ‘we’
    second person
    narration from the point of view of the listener or audience, using the pronoun ‘you’
    third person
    narration from the point of view of the people being described, using the pronouns ‘he,’ ‘she,’ and ‘they’
    type of:
    perspective, position, view
    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
  3. noun
    the spatial property of the position from which something is observed
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    camera angle
    the point of view of a camera
    type of:
    position, spatial relation
    the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
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