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Meaning of “alpha” in the English Dictionary

"alpha" in British English

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alphanoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈæl.fə/ (symbol A, α)

alphaadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈæl.fə/
Alpha ​software is at the first ​stage of ​development: an alpha ​version of the ​program
(Definition of alpha from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alpha" in Business English

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alphanoun

uk   us   /ˈælfə/ IT
[C] →  alpha version
[U] →  alpha testing
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(Definition of alpha from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alpha”
in Chinese (Simplified) 希腊语字母表的第1个字母…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希臘語字母表的第一個字母…
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