it's

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • i's (eye dialect)

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of ‘it is’ or ‘it has’.

Contraction[edit]

it’s

  1. It is.
    • 2013 June 21, Oliver Burkeman, “The tao of tech”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 2, page 48:
      The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about [] and so on. But the real way to build a successful online business is to be better than your rivals at undermining people's control of their own attention. Partly, this is a result of how online advertising has traditionally worked: advertisers pay for clicks, and a click is a click, however it's obtained.
    it’s too expensive;  it’s coming right for us!
  2. It has.
    It’s been a long time since I’ve had cheesecake.
  3. (colloquial) There's, there is; there're, there are.
    it's a fine line between love and hate;  it's a package for you by the door
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Etymology 2[edit]

From it +‎ ’s ‎(possessive marker).

Determiner[edit]

it's

  1. (now nonstandard) Alternative form of its

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