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 Many of you will soon get to play the same content when the game's beta test opens Friday, August 7, exclusively for PS4 players who preordered the game. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Avengers video game beta impressions: Destiny, this ain’t," 5 Aug. 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: A new era in collaborative spaceflight," 3 Aug. 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Security and equality shape US campaign," 6 July 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Security and equality shape US campaign," 6 July 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: New US surges and shutdowns," 29 June 2020 Already about 540 have been deployed, and Musk’s company SpaceX is starting to sign up consumers to participate in a beta test of the system. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "Tech after COVID-19: What comes next?," 22 June 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Injustice protests reignited in Atlanta," 15 June 2020 This is a beta test - an experiment with an early Monday news update. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: Bigger protests, fewer arrests," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of beta test

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beta test was in 1983

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9 Aug 2020

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“Beta test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beta%20test. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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