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al′pha test`

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 objective of this Alpha test was to iron out issues ahead of the upcoming Beta release, which will allow crossplay between PS4, Xbox One and PC.
It's because of this we have been able to produce the superior results which can be read in our Whitepaper and Alpha Test results.
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Test-retest reliability of the instrument was evaluated through Pearson Correlation coefficient whereas the internal consistency was determined using Cronbach alpha test.
For the duration of this alpha test, players can only reach level 15 of the Champion Tower.
The former can be called "alpha test," evaluating it in the producing lab, and the latter is "beta test" to evaluate its final blend with the field materials such as Portland cement and aggregates.
At the July 2014 APC Annual Meeting, more than 30 pathology residency programs expressed a desire to participate in an alpha test to validate PIER Release 1, initially released to all residency programs in September 2014.
The result of the reliability test (Table 1) using Cronbach's alpha test based on standardized items shows the results ranged from 0.674 to 0.942 (a,b,c,d and e), respectively, with a total of 30 items selected for all tests results, which means the reliability of the desgined questionnaire used in this study and the questionnaire results are reliable.
For this purpose internal consistency of the scale was determined by applying Cronbach's alpha test. 0.834 value of internal consistency showed that it was highly reliable and could be used for data collection.
The research and development phase alpha test of the partnership will last up to 12 months and it is projected that the solution will be commercially available in early 2016.
The alpha test only allowed gamers to play the modest "hunt'' mode.