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 Now, Project Alianza is launching the beta phase when the app is refined based on the alpha tests. Macie Parker,, 25 July 2023 Programmer Nev Bourne executes the alpha test of SavePoint 2.0, a prefrontal cortex implant that uses loop quantum gravity to let users leap five seconds back in time. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 20 June 2023 Disney was an active participant in the alpha test of Nielsen ONE and has a multi-year agreement with Samba TV. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 Midjourney v5 is available now as an alpha test for customers who subscribe to the Midjourney service, which is available through Discord. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2023 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alpha test was in 1964

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“Alpha test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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