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it's

 (ĭts)
1. Contraction of it is.
2. Contraction of it has. See Usage Note at its.

it's

(ɪts)
contraction of
(Grammar) it is or it has
Usage: One of the commonest mistakes made in written English is the confusion of its and it's. You can see examples of this every day in books, magazines, and newspapers: its good for us; a smart case with it's own mirror, and even Cheng, and its' subsidiaries. Its refers to something belonging to or relating to a thing that has already been mentioned: the baby threw its rattle out of the pram. It's is a shortened way of saying it is or it has (the apostrophe indicates that a letter has been omitted: it's a lovely day; it's been a great weekend.

its

(ɪts)

pron.
the possessive form of it (used as an attributive adjective): The book has lost its jacket. I'm sorry about its being so late.
[1590–1600; earlier it's= it + 's1]
usage: See me.

it's

(ɪts)
1. contraction of it is: It's starting to rain.
2. contraction of it has: It's been a long time.