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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·stall·ment /ɪnˈstɔlmənt/
 分期付款;一期,一部

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 in·stall·ment, in·stal·ment n.
 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; that portion of a debt payed back in any one payment; as, the next installment is due January first.  Payment by installment is payment by parts at different times, the amounts and times being often definitely stipulated.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 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, instalment]