Acronyms, Abbreviations and Initialisms (defined)

From Termhotel.com

abbreviation

shortened or contracted form of a word or phrase, used to represent the whole.

Examples:

– Dr. (Doctor)

– U.S. (United States)

– lb. (pound)

initialism

abbreviations that are pronounced one letter at a time.

Examples:

– FBI

HTML

– IBM

– DVD

BTW

acronym

abbreviations that are pronounced as words

Examples:

– NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

– AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

– Scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus)

Please note: The pages in the ‘Terms’ category contain my own research while translating. I basically use this wiki as a notepad and memory aid, so a lot of the content will be quickly written and potentially far from perfect.
 
If you find anything glaringly incorrect feel free to drop me a line @ michael@beijer.uk!