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  ( views    plural & 3rd person present)   ( viewing    present participle)   ( viewed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   Your views on something are the beliefs or opinions that you have about it, for example whether you think it is good, bad, right, or wrong.  
usu with supp, oft N on n, N that  
Washington and Moscow are believed to have similar views on Kashmir..., My own view is absolutely clear. What I did was right..., You should also make your views known to your local MP.     
2       n-sing   Your viewof a particular subject is the way that you understand and think about it.  
with supp, oft N of n  
The drama takes an idealistic, even a naive view of the subject..., The whole point was to get away from a Christian-centred view of religion...     
3       verb   If you view something in a particular way, you think of it in that way.   (=regard)  
First-generation Americans view the United States as a land of golden opportunity...      V n as n/-ing  
Abigail's mother Linda views her daughter's talent with a mixture of pride and worry...      V n with/in n  
We would view favourably any sensible suggestion for maintaining the business.      V n with adv  
4       n-count   The view from a window or high place is everything which can be seen from that place, especially when it is considered to be beautiful.  
The view from our window was one of beautiful green countryside...     
5       n-sing   If you have a viewof something, you can see it.  
with supp, oft N of n, poss N  
He stood up to get a better view of the blackboard...     
6       n-uncount   You use view in expressions to do with being able to see something. For example, if something is in view, you can see it. If something is in full view of everyone, everyone can see it.  
in/into N  
She was lying there in full view of anyone who walked by..., A group of riders came into view on the dirt road...     
7       verb   If you view something, you look at it for a particular purpose.  
FORMAL   They came back to view the house again...      V n  
8       verb   If you view a television programme, video, or film, you watch it.  
FORMAL   We have viewed the video recording of the incident...      V n  
`Elizabeth R', a TV portrait of the Queen, had record viewing figures.      V-ing  
9       n-uncount   View refers to the way in which a piece of text or graphics is displayed on a computer screen.     (COMPUTING)  
To see the current document in full-page view, click the Page Zoom Full button.     
10    If you takea dim view or a poor viewof someone or something, you disapprove of them or have a low opinion of them.  
a dim/poor view             phrase   v PHR, usu PHR of n  
They took a dim view of local trade unionists...     
11    You use in my view when you want to indicate that you are stating a personal opinion, which other people might not agree with.  
in my view      phrase   PHR with cl  
In my view things won't change...     
12    You use in view of when you are taking into consideration facts that have just been mentioned or are just about to be mentioned.  
in view of      prep-phrase   PREP n  
In view of the fact that Hobson was not a trained economist his achievements were remarkable...     
13    If you have something in view, you are aware of it and your actions are aimed towards it.  
in view      phrase   usu PHR after v   (=in mind)  
They have very clear career aims in view..., Ackroyd worked out this whole plot with one objective in view.     
14    If you take the long view, you consider what is likely to happen in the future over a long period, rather than thinking only about things that are going to happen soon.  
long view      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR of n  
Some investors are taking the long view...     
15    If something such as a work of art is on view, it is shown in public for people to look at.  
on view      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
A significant exhibition of contemporary sculpture will be on view at the Portland Gallery.     
16    If you do something with a view to doing something else, you do it because you hope it will result in that other thing being done.  
with a view to      phrase   PHR -ing/n  
He has called a meeting of all parties tomorrow, with a view to forming a national reconciliation government.     
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n.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
n.
internet site allowing to view TV programs after their broadcast allowing targeted advertisement. Requires high-speed internet connexion
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
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