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1installment

noun in·stall·ment \in-ˈstl-mənt\

Definition of INSTALLMENT

:  installation 1

Variants of INSTALLMENT

in·stall·ment also in·stal·ment \in-ˈstl-mənt\

First Known Use of INSTALLMENT

1589

Rhymes with INSTALLMENT

2installment

noun

Definition of INSTALLMENT

1
:  one of the parts into which a debt is divided when payment is made at intervals
2
a :  one of several parts (as of a publication) presented at intervals
b :  one part of a serial story
installment adjective

Variants of INSTALLMENT

installment also instalment

Origin of INSTALLMENT

alteration of earlier estallment payment by installment, from estall to arrange payments by installment, from Anglo-French estaler, from estal station, stall, division of a stage, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stal place, stall
First Known Use: 1776

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INSTALLMENT Defined for Kids

1installment

noun in·stall·ment \in-ˈstl-mənt\

Definition of INSTALLMENT for Kids

:  installation 1

2installment

noun

Definition of INSTALLMENT for Kids

:  one of several parts of something (as a book) presented over a period of time

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