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English definition of “subjunctive”


noun [U]    /səbˈdʒʌŋk·tɪv/
grammar the mood (= form ) of a verb used to refer to actions that are possibilities rather than facts : In the sentence "I wish I were rich ," the verb "were" is in the subjunctive.
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