English version

beta test

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
beta testˈbeta ˌtest noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 a test of software in which it is given to customers to use, so that any problems will be foundalpha test
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beta testYou probably acquired yours with a beta test copy of Windows.The company will also start a Microsoft-controlled field beta test.Integrated System Development is now available for beta test.It is expected to go beta test in March next year.It is going into beta test now with ships planned for early next year.The product is going into beta test, and if that goes as planned, it is scheduled for delivery this July.So which firms score high on the beta test, and which score low?
From Longman Business Dictionarybeta testˈbeta testCOMPUTINGMARKETING a test of software in which it is given to customers to use, so that any problems will be foundbeta-test verb [transitive]The games are all beta-tested by a representative sample of gamers before release. test
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