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On morphisms to projective space arising from a linear system

Context: This question arose as I was reading the proof of Application 6.1 in Mumford's Abelian Varieties. However, I have extracted all of the relevant information below so this question should ...
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divisors and powers of line bundles

Can anyone help me with the following question? Let $X$ be a smooth, projective algebraic variety over a field $k$ of characteristic zero. Let $D$ be an effective divisor on $X$ and $m \geq 2$ an ...
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Vague question on $Pic^0$

For a smooth variety $X$ when $Pic^0(X)$ is trivial, we get an isomorphism between $N^1(X)$ and Picard group and life become easier. My question is whether in general there are theorems, criteria ... ...
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does a line bundle always have a degree

For curves there is a very simple notion of degree of a line bundle or equivalently of a Weil or Cartier divisor. Even in any projective space P(V) divisors are cut out by hypersurfaces which are ...