Definitions for: Installment

[n] the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
[n] a part of a published serial
[n] a part of a broadcast serial
[n] a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals

Webster (1913) Definition: In*stall"ment, n. [Written also instalment.]
1. The act of installing; installation.

Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their
installment, to do impartial justice by law.

2. The seat in which one is placed. [Obs.]

The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . .
Each fair installment, coat, and several crest With
loyal blazon, evermore be blest. --Shak.

3. A portion of a debt, or sum of money, which is divided
into portions that are made payable at different times.
Payment by installment is payment by parts at different
times, the amounts and times being often definitely
stipulated. --Bouvier.

Synonyms: episode, installation, installing, instalment

See Also: beginning, broadcast, cliffhanger, commencement, fascicle, fascicule, payment, program, programme, serial, serial publication, series, start, text, textual matter

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