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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.
Compare beta test.

alpha-test

verb (used with object), Computers.
1.
to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
Compare beta-test.
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British Dictionary definitions for alpha test

alpha-test

noun
1.
an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
verb (transitive)
2.
to test (software) in this way Compare beta-test
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