beta test

noun

Definition of beta test 

: a field test of the beta version of a product (such as software) especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial release

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beta test transitive verb
beta tester noun

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Based on limited results from its beta test, Weebly says that some vendors experienced sales increases of more than 80 percent after uploading the new photos. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "Bad product photos can hinder a small business. This company is trying to help.," 14 Nov. 2018 This week's beta test should certainly be interesting. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Bethesda softens ground for “spectacular issues” with Fallout 76 launch," 23 Oct. 2018 Stanley’s story is undergoing a beta test as an interactive biography on a screen at the Maltz Museum near Cleveland, Ohio before researchers finalize him into a hologram. Michelle Chavez, Fox News, "Future generations can speak to Holocaust survivors – via hologram technology," 25 July 2018 Uber is now beta testing a feature that allows users to wait longer for their ride in exchange for a lower charge. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Uber Is Testing Longer Waits for Lower Fares," 19 June 2018 For now, this beta test is limited to Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Quartz reports. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Uber Is Testing a New Feature Where You Can Wait for a Lower Fare," 19 June 2018 Apple began this initiative around two years ago, and its own internal software engineers have been beta testing the tools. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs," 5 June 2018 The service was previously available in a closed beta test in Manhattan. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Walmart's Personal Shopper Service Launches in New York," 1 June 2018 Spohn's group has helped beta test the controller in recent months, playing various Xbox games including Sea of Thieves and Fortnite. Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY, "New Xbox Adaptive Controller aims to help gamers with disabilities," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of beta test

1983, in the meaning defined above

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