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al′pha test`


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Computers. an early test of new or updated computer software conducted by the developers of the program prior to beta-testing by potential users. Compare beta test.
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Noun1.alpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developeralpha test - (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
test, trial run, tryout, trial - trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
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The new version of the site is currently in alpha-testing, after being developed over the later part of the summer and fall.
OTC:ASAT)(FRANKFURT:ES8), a leading broadband service provider offering and integrating satellite, wireless and managed network solutions, today announced the successful completion of its alpha-testing phase for its new satellite technology platform, called Virtual Onboard Switching (TM)(VOS(TM)).
announced the completion of alpha-testing for its international finance product, TradeEnabler.