WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
beta test′, 
  1. Psychologya set of mental tests designed to measure the general intelligence of individuals unable to read and write adequately or at all, used by the U.S. Army in World War I. Cf.  alpha test. 
  2. Computinga quality-control technique in which hardware or software is subjected to trial in the environment for which it was designed, usually after debugging by the manufacturer and immediately prior to marketing.

be•ta-test  (bātə test′),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  • Computingto subject (software or hardware) to a beta test.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    be•ta-test  (bātə test′),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  • Computingto subject (software or hardware) to a beta test.

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