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The final stage in the testing of a new software or hardware product before its commercial release, conducted by testers other than its developers.
a test of new or updated computer software or hardware conducted at select user sites just prior to release of the product.
be′ta-test`, v.t., v.i. -test•ed, -test•ing.
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|Noun||1.||beta test - (computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization|
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically