verb (used with object) Computers.

to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.

Nearby words

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  3. alpha-particle scattering,
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  5. alpha-stannic acid,
  6. alpha-tocopherol,
  7. alphabet,
  8. alphabet code,
  9. alphabet soup,
  10. alphabetical

Compare beta-test.

alpha test

noun Computers.

an early test of new or updated software or hardware conducted by the developers or manufacturers prior to beta-testing by potential users.
Compare beta test. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for alpha-test



an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software

verb (tr)

to test (software) in this wayCompare beta-test
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