Definition of beta version in English:

beta version

noun

Computing
  • A version of a piece of software that is made available for testing, typically by a limited number of users outside the company that is developing it, before its general release.

    ‘having fooled around with a beta version, I have to say that it's a technical marvel’
    Compare with alpha version
    • ‘It unveiled the beta version of the site to its 2 million subscribers last week and plans a hard launch within the next couple of weeks.’
    • ‘One e-mail said the company will ship the first beta version of the software next February.’
    • ‘The early beta version included only HyperWord, email, and a few extras.’
    • ‘For example, when tweaking the beta version resulted in some shipping delays, the firm e-mailed buyers to explain.’
    • ‘We plan to ship beta versions to our external testers soon.’