installment

1

or in·stal·ment

[ in-stawl-muh nt ]
/ 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.

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

Related forms

re·in·stal·ment, noun

Definition for installment (2 of 2)

installment

2

or in·stal·ment

[ in-stawl-muh nt ]
/ ɪnˈstɔl mənt /

noun

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

Origin of installment

2
First recorded in 1580–90; install + -ment
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