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noun [countable] instalment pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈstɔːlmənt/
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  1. 1
    one of several payments that an amount is divided into, so that you do not have to pay the whole amount at one time

    When is the next instalment due?

    in instalments:

    We paid for the television in 12 monthly instalments.

  2. 2
    one of several parts of a story or article that are published at different times in a magazine or newspaper
    1. a.
      one of several parts of an interesting or exciting situation

      Do you want to hear the latest instalment of my love life?



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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