beta test(redirected from beta tests)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to beta tests: beta version
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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|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