beta test


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

Other Words from beta test

beta test transitive verb
beta tester noun

Examples of beta test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 27-year-old Stanford business school graduate co-founded the company with college classmate Abhinav Anurag and launched the app as a beta test in early April 2021. Los Angeles Times, 11 Feb. 2022 South Lake County has engaged Pano to beta test four camera installations in the peaks around Middletown, including on Mt. St. Helena. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Dec. 2021 Meta released Horizon Worlds to everyone 18 years and older in the United States and Canada on Dec. 9 after an invite-only beta test a year ago. Michelle Shen, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2022 Want to join the iOS 15.1 beta test and see for yourself what the issue is? Anthony Karcz, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 Meta said Horizon Worlds users have already built thousands of worlds within the app since a private beta test began last year. Rachel Metz, CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 Trump’s permanent ban went into effect just moments into the beta test of the new social-media platform, Truth Social. Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker, 6 Dec. 2021 Zoom launched a beta test of a new integration with Cerner’s EHR. Mario Aguilar, STAT, 5 Dec. 2021 Brand partners – 100 participated in the beta test – are promised in-depth measurement and closed-loop reporting. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of beta test

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Beta test.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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