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The basic gml:Definition element specifies a definition, which can be included in or referenced by a dictionary. 
The content model for a generic definition is a derivation from gml:AbstractGMLType.  
The gml:description property element shall hold the definition if this can be captured in a simple text string, or the gml:descriptionReference property element may carry a link to a description elsewhere.
The gml:identifier element shall provide one identifier identifying this definition. The identifier shall be unique within the dictionaries using this definition. 
The gml:name elements shall provide zero or more terms and synonyms for which this is the definition.
The gml:remarks element shall be used to hold additional textual information that is not conceptually part of the definition but is useful in understanding the definition.

Element information

Type: gml:DefinitionType

Properties: Global, Qualified



gml:id [1..1]xsd:IDfrom type gml:DefinitionBaseType

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Substitution hierarchy

Sample instance

<gml:Definition gml:id="ID">
      <gml:GenericMetaData>Any text, intermingled with:
         <!--any element-->
   <gml:identifier codeSpace="">string</gml:identifier>

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