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al′pha test`


n.
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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At present, the product is in alpha-testing stage, and the company hopes to get it in doctors' hands by early-2018.
Larson, Assistant Director, Coordinator of Library Systems, the alpha-testing process will take approximately 60 days.
has engaged or has been engaged by multiple municipalities whose fire departments may have offered to provide alpha-testing for the planned SurvivalChip product.