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
Dictionary.com Unabridged

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To instalment
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Organized charity might, and indeed did, provide groceries on the instalment
  plan.
The line up for the inaugural instalment of has been unveiled.
He replies in the affirmative and says that he has paid off the last instalment
  due on their house.
The due date for the first required instalment is the fifteenth day of the
  third month of the income year.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature