it's

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Etymology 1

Contraction of ‘it is’ or ‘it has’.

Contraction

it’s

  1. It is.
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  2. It has.
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  3. There's, there is; there're, there are.
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Etymology 2

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Determiner

it's

    • , I.43:
      The manner wherewith our Lawes assay to moderate the foolish and vaine expences of table-cheare and apparell, seemeth contrarie to it’s end.
    • 1787, United States Constitution, Article I:
      No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws[.]
    • 1803, President Thomas Jefferson, Instructions to Captain Meriwether Lewis:
      The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principal stream of it, as, by it’s course & communication with the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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