A version of a piece of software that is made available for testing, typically by a limited number of users outside the company that is developing it, before its general release: having fooled around with a beta version, I have to say that it’s a technical marvel Compare with alpha version.
More example sentences
- We plan to ship beta versions to our external testers soon.
- For example, when tweaking the beta version resulted in some shipping delays, the firm e-mailed buyers to explain.
- One e-mail said the company will ship the first beta version of the software next February.
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