installment

1 [in-stawl-muhnt]
noun
1.
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.
2.
a single portion of something furnished or issued by parts at successive times: a magazine serial in six installments.
Also, instalment.


Origin:
1725–35; in-2 + obsolete (e)stallment, equivalent to estall to arrange payment on an installment plan (perhaps < Anglo-French) + -ment

reinstalment, noun
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installment

2 [in-stawl-muhnt]
noun
1.
the act of installing.
2.
the fact of being installed; installation.
Also, instalment.


Origin:
1580–90; install + -ment

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instalment or (US) installment1 (ɪnˈstɔːlmənt)
 
n
1.  one of the portions, usually equal, into which a debt is divided for payment at specified intervals over a fixed period
2.  a portion of something that is issued, broadcast, or published in parts, such as a serial in a magazine
 
[C18: from obsolete estallment, probably from Old French estaler to fix, hence to agree rate of payment, from estal something fixed, place, from Old High German stalstall1]
 
installment or (US) installment1
 
n
 
[C18: from obsolete estallment, probably from Old French estaler to fix, hence to agree rate of payment, from estal something fixed, place, from Old High German stalstall1]

instalment or (US) installment2 (ɪnˈstɔːlmənt)
 
n
another word for installation
 
installment or (US) installment2
 
n

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Word Origin & History

installment
"act of installing," 1589, from install. Meaning "arrangement of payment by fixed portions at fixed times" is from 1732, alteration of Anglo-Norm. estaler "fix payments," from O.Fr. estal "fixed position," from O.H.G. stal "standing place." Fig. sense of "part of a whole produced in advance of the rest"
is from 1823.
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Example sentences
The director left things open for a fourth installment, but mercifully the
  series was left to wither.
Still, the third film was enough of a success that a fourth installment was put
  into development.
The borrowing had taken the form of mortgage debt on homes and commercial
  buildings, consumer installment debt, and foreign debt.
As supply grew, prices dropped, and automakers offered installment plans to
  make purchasing cars easier.
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