Definition of Installment

1. Noun. A payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals.

Generic synonyms: Payment

2. Noun. A part of a broadcast serial.
Exact synonyms: Episode, Instalment
Generic synonyms: Broadcast, Program, Programme
Group relationships: Serial, Series
Specialized synonyms: Cliffhanger

3. Noun. A part of a published serial.
Exact synonyms: Instalment
Generic synonyms: Text, Textual Matter
Specialized synonyms: Fascicle, Fascicule
Group relationships: Serial, Serial Publication, Series

4. Noun. The act of installing something (as equipment). "The telephone installation took only a few minutes"
Exact synonyms: Installation, Installing, Instalment
Generic synonyms: Beginning, Commencement, Start
Derivative terms: Install, Install, Instal, Install, Install, Instal

Definition of Installment

1. n. The act of installing; installation.

Definition of Installment

1. Noun. The act of installing; installation. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The seat in which one is placed. ¹

3. Noun. 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 (often equal namely regular, e.g. mensual) being often definitely stipulated. ¹

4. Noun. a part of a broadcast or published serial. ¹

5. Noun. anything that is performed in parts, spread in time ¹

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Definition of Installment

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Installment

installation art
installation charge
installed base
installment (current term)
installment buying
installment credit
installment debt
installment loan
installment loans
installment plan
installment rate

Literary usage of Installment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1902)
"For the construction of— Battleship Wittelsbach (C), 4th and final installment.. .£ 118012 Battleship Wettin (D), 4th and final installment ..."

2. Forest Owners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax by William C. Siegel, William L. Hoover, Harry L. Haney, Jr., Karen Liu (1996)
"installment Sales Introduction It may be to your advantage to receive at least one ... Such sales are referred to as installment or deferred payment sales. ..."

3. General Explanation of Tax Legislation Enacted in 1998: Report of the Joint edited by William Roth, Bill Archer (2000)
"Guaranteed availability of installment agreements (sec. 3467 of the Act and sec. 6159 of the Code) Present and Prior Law The Code authorizes the IRS to ..."

4. Life Insurance: A Textbook by Solomon Stephen Huebner (1915)
"The Fundamental Purpose of installment Insurance. ... As has been said, the installment plan serves the purpose of " insuring one's insurance. ..."

5. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"installment See Payable in Equal Annual Install menta. The word "installment," as used in a contract wherein plaintiff granted to defendant ..."

6. Auditing Theory and Practice by Robert Hiester Montgomery (1912)
"Where books are sold on the installment plan the balances on such accounts also require careful examination. The right to reclaim such books if they are not ..."

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