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English Dictionary: subjunctive by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
subjunctive
adj
  1. relating to a mood of verbs; "subjunctive verb endings"
n
  1. a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
    Synonym(s): subjunctive mood, subjunctive
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Subjunctive \Sub*junc"tive\, n. (Gram.)
      The subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Subjunctive \Sub*junc"tive\, a. [L. subjunctivus, fr.
      subjungere, subjunctum, to subjoin: cf. F. subjonctif. See
      {Subjoin}.]
      Subjoined or added to something before said or written.
  
      {Subjunctive mood} (Gram.), that form of a verb which express
            the action or state not as a fact, but only as a
            conception of the mind still contingent and dependent. It
            is commonly subjoined, or added as subordinate, to some
            other verb, and in English is often connected with it by
            if, that, though, lest, unless, except, until, etc., as in
            the following sentence: [bd]If there were no honey, they
            [bees] would have no object in visiting the flower.[b8]
            --Lubbock. In some languages, as in Latin and Greek, the
            subjunctive is often independent of any other verb, being
            used in wishes, commands, exhortations, etc.
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