- any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times: to pay for furniture in monthly installments.
- a single portion of something furnished or issued by parts at successive times: a magazine serial in six installments.
Origin of installment1
Origin of installment2
Examples from the Web for installment
In a gush of pro-America, anti–Soviet Union glory, the fourth installment in the Rocky saga pulls out all the stops.13 Most Patriotic Movies Ever: ‘Act of Valor,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More (VIDEO)
July 4, 2014
But after watching Sunday night's installment, I've finally changed my mind.‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with Season 3’s Penultimate Episode, “Big Man in Tehran”
December 9, 2013
Production on the seventh installment of the popular series is on hold following the death of star Paul Walker.'House of Cards' Returns, R. Kelly to Release New 'Trapped in the Closet'
December 4, 2013
Hot Fuzz, the second installment in the Cornetto trilogy, grossed close to $40 million on DVD.My London Getaway With Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Stars of ‘The World’s End’
November 18, 2013
PERFORMA—the nearly month-long biennial celebrating the multi-faceted realm of performance art—is back for its fifth installment.Nine Must-See Events at NYC’s Premier Performance Art Festival
The Daily Beast
November 6, 2013
Once he got a catalogue from an installment house, and tried to hide it from her.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
That magazine had the first installment of "Brigands of the Moon" in it.
I am reproducing with this chapter several of the installment cards.Secret Armies
John L. Spivak
He—he bought a diamond from me this morning—on the installment plan!The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
Money for your personal expenses is to be advanced, and here is an installment.Down the Slope
Word Origin and History for installment
"act of installing," 1580s, from install + -ment. Meaning "arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times" is from 1732, alteration of Anglo-French estaler "fix payments," from Old French estal "fixed position," from Old High German stal "standing place" (see stall (n.1)). Figurative sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest" is from 1823.