installment

noun (1)
variants: or less commonly instalment

Definition of installment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

installment

noun (2)
in·​stall·​ment | \ in-ˈstȯl-mənt How to pronounce installment (audio) \
variants: or less commonly instalment

Definition of installment (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from installment

Noun (1)

installment adjective

First Known Use of installment

Noun (1)

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for installment

Noun (1)

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

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The first known use of installment was in 1589

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“Installment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/installment. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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installment

noun
in·​stall·​ment | \ in-ˈstȯl-mənt How to pronounce installment (audio) \

Kids Definition of installment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

installment

noun

Kids Definition of installment (Entry 2 of 2)

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

installment

noun
in·​stall·​ment

Legal Definition of installment

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

Other Words from installment

installment adjective

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