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alpha test

noun Computers.
  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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British Dictionary definitions for alpha-test


  1. an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
verb (tr)
  1. to test (software) in this wayCompare beta-test
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