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adj. am·pler, am·plest
1. Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity: an ample living room. See Synonyms at spacious.
2. Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose: had ample food for the party; was given ample time to decide. See Synonyms at plentiful.
3. Plump or bulky: "Her ample body was not the desired shape in a culture of thinness" (Pamela E. Klassen).

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin amplus.]

am′ple·ness n.
am′ply (-plē) adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ampleness - the property of being more than sufficientampleness - the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency; "the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger"
adequacy, sufficiency - the quality of being sufficient for the end in view; "he questioned the sufficiency of human intelligence"
2.ampleness - the property of impressive largeness in sizeampleness - the property of impressive largeness in size; "he admired the ampleness of its proportions"
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
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But she did not allow her inward apprehensions to rob her of the advantage of venerable placidity conferred upon her outward person by her triple chin, the floating ampleness of her ancient form, and the impotent condition of her legs.
Exchanges and joint projects in many fields testify to the ampleness and solidity of the strategic partnership between our countries.
Considering the ampleness of these polemics, one might indeed wonder whether it is not poverty, in fact, that is at the center of Franciscan life.
Taking stick from the stands, the striker-turned-pundit delighted in his good fortune, pointing out the ampleness of his scoring weapon.
The relative ampleness or lack of items in inventory directly impacts the experience of the players.
mombin genotypes Variables Mean SD Minimum Maximum Ampleness FL (mm) 31.85 4.10 21.11 44.66 23.55 FW (mm) 20.55 2.88 13.08 34.97 21.89 FT (mm) 21.36 2.76 14.45 29.51 15.06 FV (ml) 9.95 3.42 2.00 21.00 19.00 FWE (g) 8.69 3.05 2.60 18.63 16.03 FPW (g) 6.07 2.51 0.15 15.27 15.12 TSS 14.29 2.81 5.00 22.00 17.00 pH 3.86 0.17 3.42 4.30 0.88 SW (g) 2.62 1.17 0.67 6.29 5.62 SL (mm) 26.52 3.60 13.40 40.03 26.63 SWE (mm) 14.15 2.17 7.12 22.25 15.13 ST (mm) 15.13 2.36 8.62 33.61 24.99 FL: Fruit length (mm), FW: fruit width (mm), FT: fruit thickness (mm), FV: fruit volume (ml), FWE: fruit weight (g), FPW: fruit pulp weight (g), TSS: total soluble solids (Brix), pH: hydrogen potential, SWE: seed weight (g), SL: seed length (mm), SW: seed width (mm) and ST; seed thickness (mm).
Whereas, adolescents who experienced more parental conflicts have a tendency to display lower ampleness towards oneself.
(461) However, the ECJ did contend that the member-state hallmark representing the country of origin must provide sufficient information in order to protect purchasing consumers and adopted a test where the ampleness of a hallmark would be based on the average consumer who is reasonably well-informed and reasonably observant and circumspect.
Globalization, business internationalization, the mobility of personnel especially due to the ampleness of immigration, and the utilization of foreign labor force, force the managers to adopt "reasonable accommodation".
This is true (by duality), because the very ampleness of [[omega].sub.D] [congruent to] [O.sub.D](1) implies [h.sup.0](D, [Laplace]) [less than or equal to] 1 for every rank 1 torsion free sheaf [Laplace] on D with deg([Laplace]) = 2.
If this application is to be implemented when the university year starts, even if it requires ampleness, there will come feedback.