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"beta" in British English

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betanoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbiː.tə/ us   /ˈbeɪ.t̬ə/ symbol B, β

betaadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈbiː.tə/ us   /ˈbeɪ.t̬ə/
Beta software is at the second stage of development: a beta disk You can download the beta version from the website.
(Definition of beta from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beta" in Business English

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betaadjective

uk   /ˈbiːtə/ us   /ˈbeɪtə/
IT used to describe a product or system that is at the second stage of development and that is being tested by a few customers before it is offered for sale: beta software

betanoun [C, usually singular]

uk   /ˈbiːtə/ us  
IT →  beta version : The beta is still being tested.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET →  beta coefficient : Shares with a beta greater than one are more volatile than the market. During the recent bull market, high beta shares substantially outperformed low beta shares.
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(Definition of beta from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beta”
in Chinese (Simplified) 希腊语字母表的第2个字母…
in Chinese (Traditional) 希臘文字母表的第二個字母…
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“beta” in British English

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