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ArcMap’s 'Zoom to Layer' command is useful to focus the dataframe on the spatial extent of a particular layer; however, if you have a definition query on the layer that limits the set of features displayed in the layer, this command will zoom to the full extent of all features, not to the extent of the selected features.
The 'Zoom to Layer' command ignores a layer’s definition query for performance reasons.
There are three workarounds to this:
Spatial bookmarks are stored in map documents.