Pronunciation: (not"wi&thslash;-stan'ding, -with-),[key] —prep. in spite of; without being opposed or prevented by: Notwithstanding a brilliant defense, he was found guilty. She went to the game anyway, doctor's orders notwithstanding.
—conj. in spite of the fact that; although: It was the same material, notwithstanding the texture seemed different.
—adv. nevertheless; anyway; yet: We were invited notwithstanding.