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determiner     its pronunciation in American English
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Its is the possessive form of it.
  1. 1
    belonging or relating to a thing, idea, place, animal, etc. when it has already been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to

    The chair lay on its side.

    We were eager to see Las Vegas and all its many attractions.

    The bull had a ring through its nose.

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  2. 2
    belonging or relating to a baby or very young child when it has been mentioned or when it is obvious which one you are referring to

    The child was calling for its mother.

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a small electronic device which is taken into shops and links individual customers to advertisements …

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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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