how to pronounce installment


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installment is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of installment in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… humanity in this final installment we're …”

meanings of installment


  1. One member of a series of portions of a debt or sum of money, which portions may or may not be equated (depending in part on whether the interest rate is fixed or variable), payment of which portions are serially exacted at regularly scheduled intervals toward satisfaction of the total. Payments of installments are generally mensual, quarterly, triannual, biannual, or annual.
  2. One of a series of parts, whether equal or unequal to the other parts of the series, of a given entity or a given process, which part presents or is presented at a particular scheduled interval.
  3. The seat in which one is placed.
  4. The act of installing; installation.
  5. A part of a published or broadcast serial.

installment frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word installment occurs in english on average 8.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics installment can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that installment can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to installment


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