beta testing

beta testing
beta test UK US noun [C]
IT a process during which some customers are asked to use a piece of software, etc. that is at the second stage of development in order to see if there are any problems that have not been corrected: »

During the beta test some testers reported serious problems with the software.

beta-test verb [T]

We shall be beta-testing the system later in the year.

beta testing noun [U]

The software will be undergoing extensive beta testing through the end of the year and is expected to be commercially available soon after.

Compare ALPHA TEST(Cf. ↑alpha test)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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