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The dictionary says that it means: "despite the fact that", but I also thought it could also mean "forget about that". Is it the case or I was just mistaken?

I thought about an example like this:

Is my sister with you? Is she ok?

Do you want to speak to her? She's next to me.

Never mind that, instead tell me if you bought the presents for Christmas.

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"Never mind that" refers to something someone says to you.

  • Look at all this food! [one person says]

  • Never mind that [the previous sentence], where're the plates? [another responds]

Never mind means: I don't care about what you just said. I am interested in what I have to say: where are the plates?

In the OP's example, he is not interested in talking about his sister, he wants to know: about the Christmas presents.

That is what is called a deictic pronoun. It refers to something already said.

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  • It may also mean "Ignore what I just said"; either because you want to correct yourself, or because new information has become available. – Michael Kay Apr 15 '20 at 18:53
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You mistook "never mind that [he was so anxious about that, he succeeded to pass the driving exam]" (sorry for a cringe-worthy example) with a completed sentence "never mind that."

Never mind can mean either "forget about that" - then it's simply "Never mind.", or "don't think about that" (as in never mind what they say) or "let's forget that" (which is your case) - then it's "Never mind that."

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  • I think you should provide an example of "never mind that <...>" (something besides angle brackets and dots). – J.R. May 4 '19 at 23:14

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