Category:Abbreviations, acronyms and initialisms
Acronyms, initialisms, and contractions are types of abbreviations. Acronyms are pronounced as the "word" they spell (e.g., NATO, pronounced nay-toe). Initialisms are pronounced as the individual letters (e.g., FBI, pronounced eff-bee-eye). Abbreviations are those that fall into neither category (e.g., NY, pronounced as New York). Hybrid abbreviations such as JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) should be put in both Category:Acronyms and Category:Initialisms.