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installment

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[ in-stawl-muhnt ]
/ ɪnˈstɔl mənt /
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noun

Finance. any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times; the scheduled periodic payment made on an installment loan: 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.

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Also especially British, in·stal·ment .

Origin of installment

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First recorded in 1770–75; in-2 + obsolete (e)stallment, equivalent to estall “to arrange payment on an installment plan” (perhaps from Anglo-French ) + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM installment

re·in·stall·ment; especially British, re·in·stal·ment, noun

Definition for installment (2 of 2)

installment2

or in·stal·ment

[ in-stawl-muhnt ]
/ ɪnˈstɔl mənt /

noun

the act of installing.
the fact of being installed; installation.

Origin of installment

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First recorded in 1580–90; install + -ment
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