to subject (software or hardware) to an alpha test.
an in-house test of a new or modified piece of computer software
to test (software) in this way Compare beta-test
Testing of software at the developer’s site by the customer. The stage before beta testing.
vitamin E. alpha-tocopherol n. A substance that is obtained from wheat germ oil or by synthesis, biologically exhibits the most vitamin E activity of the tocopherols, and is an antioxidant. alpha-tocopherol (āl’fə-tō-kŏf’ə-rôl’, -rōl’) A water-insoluble alcohol that occurs in plant oils (especially wheat germ oil), egg yolks, and liver, and is also produced synthetically. Alpha-tocopherol […]
- Alpha wave
noun a normal rhythmic electrical pattern of 8-13 hertz (cycles per second) in a wakeful relaxed human brain; also called alpha rhythm Word Origin 1930-35 alpha wave n. See alpha rhythm.
- Alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
alpha-adrenergic blocking agent alpha-adrenergic blocking agent n. See alpha-blocker.
- Alpha-amino acid
alpha-amino acid alpha-amino acid n. Any of the 20 or so amino acids that has the amino and carboxyl groups attached to the same carbon atom, usually has an l-configuration, and is the chemical constituent of a protein.