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English definition of “notwithstanding”

notwithstanding

preposition, adverb     /ˌnɒt.wɪðˈstæn.dɪŋ/ US  /ˌnɑːt-/ formal
C1 despite the fact or thing mentioned: Notwithstanding some members' objections, I think we must go ahead with the plan. Injuries notwithstanding, he won the semifinal match.Connecting words which express a contrast
(Definition of notwithstanding prepositionadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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