alpha testing

alpha-test

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

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alpha testing definition

programming
Testing of software at the developer's site by the customer. The stage before beta testing.
(1996-05-10)

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