What does subjunctive mean?

Definitions for subjunctive
səbˈdʒʌŋk tɪvsub·junc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subjunctive mood, subjunctiveadjective

    a mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible

  2. subjunctiveadjective

    relating to a mood of verbs

    "subjunctive verb endings"

Wiktionary

  1. subjunctivenoun

    The subjunctive mood.

  2. subjunctivenoun

    A form in the subjunctive mood.

  3. subjunctiveadjective

    inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact. English examples include so be it; I wouldn't if I were you; were I a younger man, I would fight back; I asked that he leave.

  4. Etymology: From subjunctivus, from subjungere, from sub + jungere; see join.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Subjunctiveadjective

    Etymology: subjunctivus, Latin; subjonctif, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subjunctiveadjective

    subjoined or added to something before said or written

  2. Subjunctivenoun

    the subjunctive mood; also, a verb in the subjunctive mood

  3. Etymology: [L. subjunctivus, fr. subjungere, subjunctum, to subjoin: cf. F. subjonctif. See Subjoin.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subjunctive

    sub-jungk′tiv, adj. subjoined: added to something: denoting that mood of a verb which expresses condition, hypothesis, or contingency.—n. the subjunctive mood. [L. sub, under, jungĕre, to join.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subjunctive in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subjunctive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  • Gerard Hughes
    Gerard Hughes
    Hi.
    I'm Looking at the use of the the Subjuctive in English grammar.

    subjunctive(Noun)

    subjunctive (mood).

    subjunctive(Adjective)

    Inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact. English examples include so be it; I wouldn't if I were you; were I a younger man, I would fight back; I asked that he leave.

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