alpha test

  1. an early test of new or updated software or hardware conducted by the developers or manufacturers prior to beta-testing by potential users.

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verb (used with object)Computers.
  1. to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.

Origin of alpha-test

First recorded in 1985–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for alpha-test


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

  1. to test (software) in this way: Compare beta-test

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