installment
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ĭn-stôlʹmənt, IPA: /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/
Noun

installment (plural installments) (American spelling)

  1. One of a series of parts, whether equal or unequal to the other parts of the series, of a given entity or a given process, which part presents or is presented at a particular scheduled interval.
  2. (banking, finance) One member of a series of portions of a debt or sum of money, which portions may or may not be equated (depending in part on whether the interest rate is fixed or variable), payment of which portions are serially exacted at regularly scheduled intervals toward satisfaction of the total. Payments of installments are generally mensual, quarterly, triannual, biannual, or annual.
  3. (publishing, media) A part of a published or broadcast serial.
Synonyms
  • (portion of a debt)
  • (part of a broadcast or published serial) episode, part
Translations Translations Noun

installment (plural installments) (American spelling)

  1. The act of installing; installation.
    • 1649, John Milton, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates:
      Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment, to do impartial justice by law.
  2. (obsolete) The seat in which one is placed.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene v]:
      Each faire Instalment, Coate, and seu’rall Crest,
      With loyall Blazon, euermore be blest.
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