Word forms: installmentsregional note: in BRIT, use instalment
1. countable noun
If you pay for something in installments
, you pay small sums of money at regular intervals over a period of time, rather
than paying the whole
amount at once.
Upper-bracket taxpayers who elected to pay their tax increase in installments must
pay the third installment by April 15.
2. countable noun
of a story or plan
is one of its parts that are published
or carried out separately one after the other.
The next installment of this four-part series deals with the impact of the war on
the continent of Africa.
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