verb (used with object) Computers.
to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
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- alpha-naphthyl group,
- alpha-particle scattering,
- alpha-stannic acid,
- alphabet code,
- alphabet soup,
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.
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an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
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