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Definition of notwithstanding preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

notwithstanding

 preposition
preposition
NAmE//ˌnɑtwɪθˈstændɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˌnɑtwɪðˈstændɪŋ//
 
(formal)
 
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(also used following the noun it refers to) without being affected by something; despite something Notwithstanding some major financial problems, the school has had a successful year. The bad weather notwithstanding, the event was a great success.
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