A field $K$ is ample if and only if every absolutely irreducible curve over $K$ with a simple $K$-point has infinitely many $K$-points.
If $K$ is ample, then the inverse Galois problem for $K(T)$ is solved: every finite group occurs as a Galois group over $K(T)$.
A field is virtually ample if some finite extension is ample.
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