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Definition of alpha test in English:

noun

A trial of machinery, software, or other products carried out by a developer before a product is made available for beta testing.
Example sentences
  • This is necessary because we want to count pixel shader executions that also happen for pixels that fail the alpha test.
  • During an alpha test last summer, the company began giving friends and neighbors access codes to dial up its Web site, offering free video rentals, a pint of ice cream, candy and soda to anyone who merely signed up.
  • But, running two or three complete alpha tests at this point is going to save grief later.

verb

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(alpha-test) [with object] Subject (a product) to an alpha test: each model was then alpha-tested with specific test patterns
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  • It also said the part is the first mobile GPU to support transparency super-sampling and multi-sampling, enhancing the look of objects modeled in alpha-tested textures, such as chain-link fences, grass and trees.
  • He has an alpha-testing lab of ten thousand people!

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