notwithstanding [nät′wit̸h stan′diŋ, -wit̸h-]
Notwithstanding is defined as despite or although.
An example of notwithstanding is when you think the weather is nice in general, even though it has been rainy today.
The rain notwithstanding, its a good day!
notwithstanding definition by Webster's New World
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in spite of [notwithstanding the storm, we flew on]: sometimes in an inverted construction [we flew on, the storm notwithstanding]
all the same, nevertheless: he must be told, notwithstanding
in spite of the fact that; although
notwithstanding definition by American Heritage Dictionary
In spite of: The teams played on, notwithstanding the rain. adverb
All the same; nevertheless: We proceeded, notwithstanding. conjunction
In spite of the fact that; although.
Origin: Middle English notwithstandinge (translation of Medieval Latin nōn obstante) : not, not; see not + withstanding, present participle of withstanden, to resist; see withstand.