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installment

noun in·stall·ment \in-ˈstȯl-mənt\

Definition of installment



1589

First Known Use of installment

1589

Variants of installment

also in·stal·ment play \in-ˈstȯl-mənt\

Rhymes with installment


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installment

noun in·stall·ment

Definition of installment

  1. 1 :  one of the parts into which a debt is divided when payment is made at intervals

  2. 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

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


INSTALLMENT Defined for Kids

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installment

play
noun in·stall·ment \in-ˈstȯl-mənt\

Definition of installment




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installment

play
noun in·stall·ment

Definition of installment

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





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