instalment

Definitions

  • Water gas installation
    Water gas installation
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n instalment the act of installing something (as equipment) "the telephone installation took only a few minutes"
    • n instalment a part of a published serial
    • n instalment a part of a broadcast serial
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Magnetic concentrating installation Magnetic concentrating installation

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Britain's first escalator was installed in Harrods in 1878.
    • instalment a part of a broadcast serial.
    • instalment a part of a published serial.
    • instalment 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.
    • instalment The act of installing; installation. "Take oaths from all kings and magistrates at their installment , to do impartial justice by law."
    • instalment The seat in which one is placed. "The several chairs of order, look, you scour; . . . Each fair installment , coat, and several crest
      With loyal blazon, evermore be blest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1879 during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes the first telephone was installed in the White House.
    • n instalment The act of installing or giving possession of an office with the usual ceremonies or solemnities; installation.
    • n instalment The seat in which one is installed.
    • n instalment A partial payment on account of a debt due; one of several parts into which a debt is divided for payment at different times: as, to pay for a purchase by or in instalments; to sell goods on instalments (that is, on condition of taking pay by instalments, sometimes with a stipulation that in default of payment of an instalment the seller may retake the goods and keep by way of forfeiture what has been paid).
    • n instalment A part of anything produced or furnished in advance of the remainder; one of a number of parts produced at different times: as, to publish a novel or to deliver stores in or by instalments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Bexley, Ohio Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
    • Instalment the act of installing: one of the parts of a sum paid at various times: that which is produced at stated periods
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Quotations

  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin%20Crisp
    “An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.”
  • Jacob Riis
    Jacob Riis
    “Some defeats are only installments to victory.”
  • Martin Mull
    Martin Mull
    “Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.”
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    “But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.”
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
    “Every professional athlete owes a debt of gratitude to the fans and management, and pays an installment every time he plays. He should never miss a payment.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. installarein, in, stallum, a stall—Old High Ger. stal (Ger. stall), Eng. stall.

Usage

In literature:

The interest due on the 30th day of April, 1843, and the three first of the twenty installments have been paid.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Polk" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
He installs himself clean between my food and myself.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
Employees in the organization at the time of the installation of the employment department are analyzed as opportunity offers.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Early evening found the patient installed, not in the dug-out, but in a roomy tent.
"Wells Brothers" by Andy Adams
So Charley hurried to eat his supper and get his wireless installed.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
The governor and lieutenant-governor elected have been installed.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson
Not a spark of shame or reticence in the entire installation.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
The second instalment of the French invasion consisted of one ship.
"Is Ulster Right?" by Anonymous
Then, when she was fairly installed, I wrote to London for the celebrated Dr. Finlaison, and I placed her under his care.
"Coralie" by Charlotte M. Braeme
A third pipe was installed later.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
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In poetry:

"I lost, for I couldn't pay
That first instalment up;
But here's 'taters smoking hot—I say,
Let's stop, my boy, and sup."
"The Speculators" by William Makepeace Thackeray
PAUL. If you must,
Let the first instalment be
Just to take my wife away.
Thurs you will reward us two;
She'll be glad to go with you,
I, without her, glad to stay.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

It's time for another installment of Free Lunch, kcet.org's guest critic series.
In the latest installment of its blog series Booksellers Rock.
Have turntable cartridge installed, aligned by vendor.
They are self-lubricating and easy to install.
The TDA "Texas Traffic" Series: Life on an Unsecured Border – Installment No.
We need to install a level switch probe in 98% sulfuric acid.
Vintage Air Ls Front Runner Install Ati Balancer.
Well, phooey on you, because I'm still going to post the latest installment of the Symphony of Science entitled "Quantum World".
New requirements for ampacity correction factors for conductors installed in conduits on rooftops were introduced in the 2008 NEC at Section 310.15(B)(2)(c).
Today I was installing Windows Defender, Microsoft's so-so, but free, anti-spyware program on a PC.
The normal method to install a.inf file is to right click on it and select Install from the context menu however it is also possible to install from the command line .
This past weekend I finalized the engine installation as well as the fuel tank and ignition installations.
One OS, three installation options: What's the best way to install Windows 8.
During his 10 years at Bayside, he became the lead installer and the installation trainer.
Which has its renewable energy headquarters in Schenectady, says that it installed its 20,000th wind turbine, just four years after reaching 10,000 installations .
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In science:

The KLOE collaboration constructed the largest installation of fiber-based calorimetry .
A Tungsten / Scintillating Fiber Electromagnetic Calorimeter Prototype for a High-Rate Muon g-2 Experiment
The apparatus is installed in the LARIX laboratory of the University of Ferrara.
New results on focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses
The LED flasher is also much less expensive than a laser and the LED system is inherently a distributed one. A separate light source is installed on each telescope of the array.
An LED-based Flasher System for VERITAS
Construction has already begun for the upgrade of the instruments to advanced configuration (second generation interferometers) with installation at the sites that will start at the end of 2011 [6–8].
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
Physicists often install gauge symmetries artificially with additional fields, as in the transition from Proca’s to Stueckelberg’s electromagnetism.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
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