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beta test

n.
The final stage in the testing of a new software or hardware product before its commercial release, conducted by testers other than its developers.

be′ta-test′ v.

be′ta test`


n.
a test of new or updated computer software or hardware conducted at select user sites just prior to release of the product.
[1990–95]
be′ta-test`, v.t., v.i. -test•ed, -test•ing.
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Noun1.beta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organizationbeta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
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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