usage of "Notwithstanding"

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From a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip; Calvin is seen wearing a scarf, ear warmer and gloves while his mother is casually dressed. Finally the mother says: "Theatrics notwithstanding, the thermostats stays where it is". I am translating "notwithstanding" as "despite your theatrics ..". Is that the correct meaning ?

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Yes, you are correct.

Thanks for the chuckle.

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From a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip; Calvin is seen wearing a scarf, ear warmer and gloves while his mother is casually dressed. Finally the mother says: "Theatrics notwithstanding, the thermostats stays where it is". I am translating "notwithstanding" as "despite your theatrics ..". Is that the correct meaning ?

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Shouldn't that be 'thermostat'? ;-)
 
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