2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

installment \in*stall"ment\, instalment \in*stal"ment\, noun

1. The act of installing; installation.

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

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; that portion of a debt payed back in any one payment; as, the next installment is due January first. Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times being often definitely stipulated. --Bouvier. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. a part of a broadcast serial. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: episode. [WordNet 1.5]

5. a part of a published serial. [WordNet sense 2] [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals

2: a part of a broadcast serial [syn: {episode}, {installment}, {instalment}]

3: a part of a published serial [syn: {installment}, {instalment}]

4: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn: {installation}, {installing}, {installment}, {instalment}]

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