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.

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alpha-test

verb (used with object) Computers.

to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
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Origin of alpha-test

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for alpha test

alpha-test

noun

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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