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Ample Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ample adj
  1. more than enough in size or scope or capacity; "had ample food for the party"; "an ample supply" [ant: meager]
  2. affording an abundant supply; "had ample food for the party"; "copious provisions"; "food is plentiful"; "a plenteous grape harvest"; "a rich supply" [syn: copious, plenteous, plentiful, rich]
  3. fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions" [syn: sizable, sizeable]
Ample Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ample \Am"ple\, a. [F. ample, L. amplus, prob. for ambiplus full on both sides, the last syllable akin to L. plenus full. See Full, and cf. Double.] Large; great in size, extent, capacity, or bulk; spacious; roomy; widely extended. All the people in that ample house Did to that image bow their humble knees. --Spenser.
  1. Fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; copious; as, an ample fortune; ample justice.
  2. Not contracted of brief; not concise; extended; diffusive; as, an ample narrative. --Johnson. Syn: Full; spacious; extensive; wide; capacious; abundant; plentiful; plenteous; copious; bountiful; rich; liberal; munificent. Usage: Ample, Copious, Abundant, Plenteous. These words agree in representing a thing as large, but under different relations, according to the image which is used. Ample implies largeness, producing a sufficiency or fullness of supply for every want; as, ample stores or resources, ample provision. Copious carries with it the idea of flow, or of collection at a single point; as, a copious supply of materials. ``Copious matter of my song.'' --Milton. Abundant and plenteous refer to largeness of quantity; as, abundant stores; plenteous harvests.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Ample'

In algebraic geometry, a very ample line bundle L is one with enough sections to set up an embedding of its base variety or manifold M into projective space. An ample line bundle is one such that some positive power is very ample. Globally generated sheaves are those with enough sections to define a morphism to projective space.

Let X be a scheme or a complex manifold and F a sheaf on X. One says that F is generated by (finitely many) global sections , if every stalk of F is generated by the germs of the ai. For example, if F happens to be a line bundle, i.e. locally free of rank 1, this amounts to having finitely many global sections, such that for any point x in X, there is at least one section not vanishing at this point. In this case a choice of such global generators a0, ..., an gives a morphism

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* Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary. - Julius Rosenwald

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  • Brent dips toward $107 as ample supplies weigh
    By Florence Tan and Theodora D'cruz SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped for a second session on Tuesday, with Brent edging down toward $107 a barrel, as ample supply offset geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Despite conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq and Libya, global oil production has exceeded demand, leaving pockets of excess supply i Read more on this news related to 'Ample'
  • BNP Paribas says has ample funding to pay U.S. fine
    BNP Paribas has ample funding to back the fine and penalties it must pay under settlements with U.S. authorities over sanctions busting, the French bank's top executives told analysts on a conference call on Tuesday. "Our liquidity situation, we always guided it as being ample," said Chief Financial Officer Lars Machenil. Read more on this news related to 'Ample'
  • Oil prices tumble on ample supply, weak demand
    * U.S crude stocks down 3.7 mln barrels, Cushing down - EIA * Fed further reduces bond-buying, still concerned about labor markets (Updates prices to settlement, adds Brent-WTI spread) By Lorenzo Ligato NEW YORK, July 30 (Reuters) - Oil prices tumbled on Wednesday, with Brent leading the decline weakened by excess supplies in Europe and Asia while U.S. crude follo Read more on this news related to 'Ample'

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