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Meaning of BETA


What Does BETA Mean? (Using BETA Online)

BETA means "Pre-Release Version" and "Better".

"Pre-Release Version". BETA (pronounced "beeta") is widely used to refer to a prototype of a program, mobile app or game which is considered ready for release. BETA versions are distributed to a limited number of users for testing in a real-world environment in order to check for bugs and glitches before general release.

"Better". BETA is also used as an abbreviation for the word "Better", as in "superior to" or "recovered from".

"Better" is also often abbreviated as BTR.

Examples of BETA in Sentences

Here are examples of BETA being used in conversations:
  • Boss: We need to get the new game released in time to catch the festive sales.
  • Geek: No problem. We will have the BETA version ready for release by the end of this week.
  • Toby: How are you feeling today?
  • Paul: Much BETA, thanks.
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Definition for BETA

BETA means "Pre-Release Version". This is the most common definition for BETA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about BETA:

BETA
Definition:Pre-Release Version
Type:Word
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write BETA, I mean this:

meaning of BETA
BETA can also mean "Better".
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An Academic Look at BETA

When used to mean "Pre-Release Version", BETA is normally used an adjective, i.e., a describing word. However, when used as an abbreviation for the word "Better", BETA can be an adjective or adverb. For example:
  • I hope we have BETA weather for the weekend.
  • (Here, BETA is an adjective which modifies the noun weather.)
  • We played much BETA last week, but still lost.
  • (Here, BETA is an adverb which modifies the verb played.)


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Second Definition for BETA

This meaning was also noted:

BETA
Definition:Better
Type:Word
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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Using BETA on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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