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alpha testing

The testing of a product with commercial potential by those knowledgeable about the product and closely associated with its design, but who are not part of the R&D staff of the developer.
In the alpha testing phase of product development, bugs, errors and glitches that might cause software or hardware “crashes” are identified and corrected; under alpha testing, the product is put through all its anticipated applications, and field product experts are brought in to provide a real-world dimension to the development process.
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The present feasibility study aims at assessing technical and economical characterics of NUVEA s value proposition through alpha tests on early adopters and in depth market study.
When the Army Alpha tests were given during World War 1, they showed that intelligence varied with both rank and race.