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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Other Words from beta test

beta test transitive verb
beta tester noun

Examples of beta test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, when the world resumes, LuvSeats will be in place and on site at their beta test locations for the In-game seat exchange and online with a full suite of resale ticket options. Eric Fuller, Forbes, "The Next Wave Of Event Ticketing: LuvSeats Builds The Third Market.," 7 Apr. 2021 Starlink broadband internet opened a public beta test in October in North America, and has since expanded into southern Canada and parts of the United Kingdom. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "SpaceX set to launch another batch of Starlink satellites today," 7 Apr. 2021 Right now, Starlink internet service is available in its beta test form in many areas of the United States as well as Canada. Mike Wehner, BGR, "Mesmerizing SpaceX video shows Starlink satellites being deployed," 24 Mar. 2021 Starlink broadband internet opened a public beta test in October in North America, and has since expanded into southern Canada and parts of the United Kingdom. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit," 11 Mar. 2021 About 1,000 people joined Alt’s closed beta test prior to the official unveiling Thursday, with nearly 5,000 more on the waitlist. Eliza Haverstock, Forbes, "Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian’s New Fintech Bet Will Trade Sports Cards Like Stocks," 11 Mar. 2021 As schools around the country continue to inch toward reopening, Massachusetts’s pooling program will serve as a sort of beta test—one other states and districts can watch and critique—and potentially as a crucial precedent. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, "The Giant Experiment That Could Keep Schools Open," 4 Mar. 2021 This summer, ahead of the game's final-stretch beta test, the developers at Asobo Studio used a screen-share feature in a video call to tease the VR mode to us at Ars Technica. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR: A turbulent start for wide-open skies," 23 Dec. 2020 Koji has been in beta test mode for the last year but just opened up to the public in October. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Make money on social media with Koji posts," 27 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of beta test

1983, in the meaning defined above

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12 Apr 2021

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“Beta test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beta%20test. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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