Definition of beta version in English:

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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.
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  • 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.
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