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 for installment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  installment \in*stall"ment\, instalment \in*stal"ment\, n.
     1. The act of installing; installation.
        [1913 Webster]
              Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their
              installment, to do impartial justice by law.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The seat in which one is placed. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . .
              Each fair installment, coat, and several crest
              With loyal blazon, evermore be blest. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
     4. a part of a broadcast serial. [WordNet sense 1]
     Syn: episode.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     5. a part of a published serial. [WordNet sense 2]
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular
      2: a part of a broadcast serial [syn: episode, installment,
      3: a part of a published serial [syn: installment,
      4: the act of installing something (as equipment); "the
         telephone installation took only a few minutes" [syn:
         installation, installing, installment, instalment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  124 Moby Thesaurus words for "installment":
     accedence, accession, acquitment, acquittal, acquittance, adjunct,
     amortization, amortizement, anchorage, article, binder, book, cash,
     cash payment, chapter, clause, clearance, colonization, column,
     coming out, component, contingent, coronation, cross section,
     curtain raiser, debt service, debut, defrayal, defrayment, deposit,
     detachment, detail, disbursal, discharge, division, dole,
     doling out, down payment, earnest, earnest money, embarkation,
     embarkment, enthronement, establishment, fascicle,
     first appearance, fixation, floating, flotation, foundation,
     fraction, hire purchase, hire purchase plan, inaugural address,
     inauguration, induction, initiation, installation,
     installment plan, instatement, interest payment, introduction,
     investiture, item, launching, liquidation, livraison, lodgment,
     maiden speech, monthly payments, mooring, never-never, opener,
     paragraph, parcel, part, particular, passage, paying, paying off,
     paying out, paying up, payment, payment in kind, payoff, peopling,
     percentage, phrase, placement, plantation, population, portion,
     preliminary, prepayment, quadrant, quarter, quarterly payments,
     quittance, quota, random sample, regular payments, remainder,
     remittance, retirement, sample, sampling, satisfaction, section,
     sector, segment, serial, settlement, settling, share,
     sinking-fund payment, spot cash, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies,
     taking office, unveiling, verse, volume, weekly payments

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