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An independent clause that refers to a hypothetical situation contingent on another set of circumstance.

Questions about the proper use of the conditional mood.

From Wikipedia:

...the inflectional form of the verb used in the independent clause of a conditional sentence to refer to a hypothetical state of affairs, or an uncertain event, that is contingent on another set of circumstances. This mood differs from the subjunctive mood, which occurs in dependent clauses.

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