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.
Compare beta test. Unabridged


verb (used with object) Computers.
to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
Compare beta-test. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
1.  an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
2.  Compare beta-test to test (software) in this way

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Example sentences
Mel then briefly reviewed the performance of the in-house portable alpha test program.
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