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Meaning of “its” in the English Dictionary

"its" in British English

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itsdeterminer

uk   us   /ɪts/
A1 belonging to or ​relating to something that has already been ​mentioned: The ​doghurt its ​paw. Their ​house has its own ​swimmingpool. The ​companyincreased its ​profits. I ​prefer the second ​option - its ​advantages are ​simplicity and ​cheapness.

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it's

uk   us   /ɪts/
short form of it is: It's my ​turn to do it. short form of it has: It's been a ​wonderfulday - ​thank you.

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(Definition of its from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"its" in American English

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itspronoun

 us   /ɪts, əts/
belonging to or ​connected with the thing or ​animalmentioned; the ​possessiveform of it, used before a ​noun: The ​horseflicked its ​tail at the ​flies. The ​movie has its ​flaws, but it is ​interestingnevertheless.

it’s

 us   /ɪts, əts/
contraction of it is or it has: It’s (= It is) my ​turn to do it. It’s (= It has) been a ​longday and I’m ​tired.
(Definition of its from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ITS" in Business English

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ITSnoun

uk   us   STOCK MARKET
(Definition of ITS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “its”
in Arabic لَها (لِلمِلْكِيّة لِغَيْر العاقِل)…
in Korean -의…
in Portuguese seu, dele, dela…
in Catalan el seu…
in Japanese “it” の所有格、「その」…
in Chinese (Simplified) 它的,其…
in Turkish onun, kendi, onunki…
in Russian его, ее, свой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 它的,其…
in Italian suo, sua, proprio…
in Polish swój, jego, jej…
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