Definition of beta version in English:

Share this entry

beta version


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
  • The early beta version included only HyperWord, email, and a few extras.
  • It unveiled the beta version of the site to its 2 million subscribers last week and plans a hard launch within the next couple of weeks.
  • One e-mail said the company will ship the first beta version of the software next February.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: beta ver|sion

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.