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 After its 2016 blowout debut and a 2017 closed alpha test, however, Breakaway vanished. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Crucible, Amazon’s new online shooter: Alexa, does this game have a chance?," 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, "How MechWarrior’s return took me back to the early ‘90s mall in my mind," 10 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'alpha test.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of alpha test

1964, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about alpha test

Time Traveler for alpha test

Time Traveler

The first known use of alpha test was in 1964

See more words from the same year

Statistics for alpha test

Cite this Entry

“Alpha test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpha%20test. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

Comments on alpha test

What made you want to look up alpha test? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!