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.
n 1: a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular
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,