One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A trial of machinery, software, or other products carried out by a developer before a product is made available for beta testing.
- ‘Cronbach alpha tests show acceptable reliability scores, and there are low correlations among the scales.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Massively-connected development is in beta-test; massively-connected specification is in early alpha-test.’
- ‘This is necessary because we want to count pixel shader executions that also happen for pixels that fail the alpha test.’
with object Subject (a product) to an alpha test.‘each model was then alpha-tested with specific test patterns’
- ‘He has an alpha-testing lab of ten thousand people!’
- ‘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.’
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