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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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For the duration of this alpha test, players can only reach level 15 of the Champion Tower.
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.
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The company is advising users not to be tempted to download or install the leaked version, which is an early build of Windows 7 (Build 7000) currently under alpha test with developers.