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Beta Test

A test of a product by outside users before the product goes into mass production. That is, a beta test occurs after an internal alpha test but before a product is produced in large quantities for consumers. The term is used most often in software development.
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Beta test sites include major libraries such as the Library of Congress, and smaller ones such as New Zealand's University of Otago.
He says it's the first time Oracle has ever beta tested its software.