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English definition of “subjunctive”

subjunctive

noun [S]     /səbˈdʒʌŋk.tɪv/ specialized
in some languages , a verb form that refers to actions that are possibilities rather than facts : In the sentence "I wish I were rich ", the verb "were" is in the subjunctive.Verb forms, tenses and types of verbs
(Definition of subjunctive noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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