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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Installment  \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. 
  --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. 
  Payment  by  installment  is  payment  by  parts  at  different 
  times,  the  amounts  and  times  being  often  definitely 
  stipulated.  --Bouvier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  installment 
  n  1:  a  payment  of  part  of  a  debt;  usually  paid  at  regular 
  intervals 
  2:  a  part  of  a  broadcast  serial  [syn:  {episode},  {instalment}] 
  3:  a  part  of  a  published  serial  [syn:  {instalment}] 
  4:  the  act  of  installing  something  (as  equipment);  "the 
  telephone  installation  took  only  a  few  minutes"  [syn:  {installation}, 
  {installing}] 




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