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Noun: installment  in'stol-munt
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: instalment)
  1. A payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals
    - instalment
     
  2. A part of a broadcast serial
    - episode, instalment
     
  3. A part of a published serial
    - instalment
     
  4. The act of installing something (as equipment)
    "the telephone installment took only a few minutes";
    - installation, installing, instalment

Derived forms: installments

Type of: beginning, broadcast, commencement, payment, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], start, text, textual matter

Part of: serial, serial publication, series

Encyclopedia: Installment