From Latin subjunctīvus (“serving to join, connecting, in grammar applies to the subjunctive mode”), from subjungere (“to add, join, subjoin”), from sub (“under”) + jungere (“to join, yoke”). See join.
|Examples (usages of verbs inflected in the subjunctive mood)|
subjunctive (not comparable)
- (grammar, of a verb) Inflected to indicate that an act or state of being is possible, contingent or hypothetical, and not a fact.
possible, contingent, or hypothetical; not a fact
subjunctive mood — see subjunctive mood
- Subjunctive mood on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- English subjunctive on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- subjunctive in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- subjunctive in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.