Contraction

A contraction is a type of abbreviation that skips letters in a word or phrase to create a single, shorter word. It will usually use an apostrophe to …

Initialism

An initialism is a type of abbreviation where you combine the first letters of each word in a sentence or phrase. It looks like a new word, but you pr…

Acronym

An acronym is a type of abbreviation where you make a word from a phrase or sentence. You make this word by taking the first letter of each word in th…

Abbreviation

An abbreviation is a shorter version of a word or phrase.