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Pronunciation:  in'stolmunt

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

INSTALLMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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