In general I do not understand the usage of "is its own" in a sentence. A sentence containing "is its own" immediately becomes unclear to me. For example what does "is its own" mean in the following context?
since the hand of a clock is its own clearly definable concept, it is a good idea to create it an own class - BoundedCounter
Because a concept is an idea, my interpretation of the above sentence is that something (in this case the hand of a clock) is its own idea so it is a good idea to create a class for that something but that doesn't make sense so may be my interpretation is wrong.