- Its is defined as the possessive form of it, meaning the thing that belongs to “it.”
An example of its is the phrase its cover which means the cover that belongs to the book.
its definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Early Modern English analogical formation ; from it plush ʼs; written it's until early 19th circa : the Middle English and amp; Old English form was his
its definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective The possessive form of it.
Origin: Alteration of it's : it + -'s.Usage Note: Its is the possessive form of the pronoun it and is correctly written without an apostrophe. It should not be confused with the contraction it's (for it is or it has), which should always have an apostrophe.
its - Business Definition
its - Computer Definition
(Intelligent Transportation Systems) An umbrella term for advanced automation in mobile vehicles. It includes internal and car-to-car communications systems as well as collision avoidance and crash detection systems (see automotive systems). ITS also covers systems that monitor traffic in order to control lights, electronic speed limit signs, reversible lanes and other highway safety components. One of the ultimate and futuristic manifestations of ITS is automatic vehicular guidance, which steers a car by sensors in the road. See IDB. ITS America The Intelligent Transportation Society of America was founded in 1991 to promote ITS systems that enhance safety and reduce congestion. For more information, visit www.itsa.org.