Meaning of “subjunctive” - Learner’s Dictionary

subjunctive

noun [ no plural ] uk us /səbˈdʒʌŋktɪv/

the form of the verb that is used to express doubt, possibility, or wish. In the sentence 'I wish I were rich.', 'were' is in the subjunctive.

subjunctive adjective

(Definition of “subjunctive” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)