installment

1

or in·stal·ment

[ in-stawl-muhnt ]
/ ɪnˈstɔl mənt /

noun

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.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of installment

1
1725–35; in-2 + obsolete (e)stallment, equivalent to estall to arrange payment on an installment plan (perhaps <Anglo-French ) + -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM installment

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

2
First recorded in 1580–90; install + -ment
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for installment