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Adverb: notwithstanding  ,nót-widh'stan-ding
  1. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
    - however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless
Preposition: notwithstanding  ,nót-widh'stan-ding
  1. Regardless of, in defiance of
    "went shopping notwithstanding the bad weather";
    - despite, in spite of