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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Definition for alpha test (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Computers.
to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
Origin of alpha-test
First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for alpha test
an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
to test (software) in this wayCompare beta-test
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