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instalment

noun

  1. (broadcast)  a part of a broadcast serial
    Synonyms: episode, installment [American/Canadian spelling]. Type of: broadcast. Part of: serial
  2. (textual matter)  a part of a published serial
    Synonyms: installment [American/Canadian spelling]. Type of: textual matter. Part of: series
  3. (beginning)  the act of installing something (as equipment)
    Synonyms: installation, installing, installment [American/Canadian spelling]. Type of: beginning
  4. (payment)  a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals
    Synonyms: installment [American/Canadian spelling]. Type of: payment

Etymology summary

(denoting the arrangement of payment by instalments): alteration of obsolete...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

instalment | installment [United States] | installation [sense-specific]

one of the portions, usually equal, into which a debt is divided for payment at specified intervals over a fixed period | a portion of something that ... (26 of 428 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/instalment

Oxford Dictionary:

instalment | installment [United States]

a sum of money due as one of several equal payments for something, spread over an agreed period of time | any of several parts of something which are ... (28 of 166 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/instalment

Wikipedia:

Instalment [disambiguation] | installment

usually refers to either: a single payment within a staged payment plan of a loan or a hire purchase (installment plan). | an episode in a television or radio series | serial (literature), a publishing format under which a single large work is... (41 of 104 words, 3 definitions)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

instalment [countable] | instalments [plural]

one of several payments that an amount is divided into, so that you do not have to pay the whole amount at one time | one of several parts of a story ... (31 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/instalment

Wiktionary:

installment | installments [plural] | instalments [British, Canadian, plural] | instalment (Commonwealth) [- In the UK, instalment is the standard spelling., sense-specific] | investiture [synonym, sense-specific] | investment [synonym, sense-specific] | installation [synonym, sense-specific] | episode [synonym, sense-specific] | part [synonym, sense-specific]

The act of installing; installation. | [obsolete] The seat in which one is placed. | 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 ... (43 of 102 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/installment

Random House Dictionary:

installment | instalment [sense-specific]

any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times. | a single portion of something ... (25 of 71 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/installment

American Heritage Dictionary:

installment | instalment [sense-specific]

One of a number of successive payments in settlement of a debt. | A portion of something, such as a publication, issued at intervals. | A chapter or ... (26 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

instalment [British] | installment [United States]

one of a number of parts into which a story, plan or amount of money owed has been divided, so that each part happens or is paid at different times ... (30 of 62 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/instalment

New World Dictionary:

instalment

"installment" | "installment" (2 of 5 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/instalment

Encarta Dictionary:

installment | installments [plural] | instalment: instalments [plural] | instalments [plural] | instalment

one of a series of sums of money paid at regular intervals to settle a debt | one of the parts of something that appears or is presented at intervals (29 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621589​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

instalment | installment [United States]

First use: mid 18th century

Origin: (denoting the arrangement of payment by instalments): alteration of obsolete estalment (probably by association with "installation"), from ... (20 of 29 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/instalment

Collins Dictionary:

instalment | installment [United States]

First use: 18th century

Origin: from obsolete estallment, probably from Old French estaler to fix, hence to agree rate of payment, from estal something fixed, ... (22 of 28 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/instalment

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

instalment | installment [United States]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "instalment"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/instalment

Macmillan British Dictionary:

instalment [countable] | instalments [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "instalment"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/instalment

Cambridge Dictionary:

instalment [British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "instalment"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "instalment"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/instalment

Macmillan American Dictionary:

instalment

Audio: North American pronunciation of "instalment"

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the Free Dictionary:

instalment

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "instalment"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "instalment"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "instalment" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

instalment

Audio: North American pronunciation of "instalment"

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YourDictionary Audio:

instalment

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "instalment" by speech synthesizer

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