Alpha test



an early test of new or updated software or hardware conducted by the developers or manufacturers prior to beta-testing by potential users.
to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
Historical Examples

The alpha test included 212 questions in all, and a correct answer to any question netted the subject one point.
Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

noun
an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
verb (transitive)
to test (software) in this way Compare beta-test

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