In general I do not understand the usage of "is its own" in a sentence. For example how should I understand "is its own" in the following sentence?
Since the hand of a clock is its own clearly definable concept, it is a good idea to create it an own class –
BoundedCounter– for the sake of human readability.
Because I do not understand "is its own" I cannot rephrase the above sentence so it is not clear to me how to intepret the meaning of the sentence