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  1. in·stall·ment
  2. noun

    • 1. a sum of money due as one of several equal payments for something, spread over an agreed period of time:

      the first installment of a grant for housing the purchase price is paid in installments
      Synonym : part payment, partial payment, installment plan, installment-payment plan, deferred payment, hire purchase, HP, installment buying, the never-never
    • 2. any of several parts of something which are published, broadcast, or made public in sequence at intervals:

      filming the final installment in his Vietnam trilogy
    • 3. the process of installing something; installation:

      installment will begin early next year
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: instalment, plural noun: instalments

    • noun

      an arrangement for payment by installments.
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