alpha test

noun

Definition of alpha test

: a test of a nearly complete prototype of a product especially by employees of the company developing the product

Examples of alpha test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arkane Austin's Redfall, meanwhile, has been even more mysterious, with only a single alpha test leak from September 2021 showing anything resembling real gameplay. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 12 May 2022 New hero Sojourn is a blast, and some heroes felt much better during the alpha test. Kris Holt, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Unlike its season one alpha test, this one incorporates the concept of play-to-earn, which means users have the chance to earn around the equivalent of $3,000 in cryptocurrency by playing 200 quests with a specific in-game mission. Fortune, 4 Mar. 2022 After an alpha test with users that started and ended in November, one of the biggest metaverse platforms is open to users again as of Thursday. Fortune, 4 Mar. 2022 According to the tweets, an early PlayStation alpha test will take place from August 27th – 29th. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 16 Aug. 2021 After its 2016 blowout debut and a 2017 closed alpha test, however, Breakaway vanished. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 19 May 2020 Its closed tech alpha test will soon begin, smothered with non-disclosure agreements, and that'll likely benefit from controls other than keyboard and mouse. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 10 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of alpha test

1964, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Alpha test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpha%20test. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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