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    References and Definitions are the main mechanism within the JSON Schema standard to support re-use. Essentially a schema can be declared within the root schemas Definitions Container, these definition schemas can then be referenced and re-used elsewhere within the schema.

    Schemas that reference a definition have a over the normal icon, and the type field shows the definition they are referencing.

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    "ISBN": {
        "$ref": "#/definitions/isbnType"

    The UI will provide a list of existing definitions when the type field is dropped down and automatically build a reference is one is selected.

    Changes made to a referenced schema are made to the definition.

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