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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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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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and formed an alpha test program for its first product, Circuit-Space, an automated component placement tool.