beta beta  /ˈbeɪ tə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. (n) beets
  3. (adj) second in order of importance
  4. (adj) preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product

Usage(s):

  1. That may soon change, if the beta cells Melton created can give scientists a full picture of the disease.
  2. Now in beta form, the addictive, low-tech time waster was introduced just last month and has quickly amassed a worldwide cult following.
  3. The software, which is in beta, will be distributed for free to PC users in more than 100 countries via Google's blog.

News

  1. Beta Labs, LTD Announces a Recall of Dietary Supplements Oxyphen, Phentalene, Phen FX, and Red Vipers Due to Possible ...

    Beta Labs, LTD (“Beta”), dietary supplement retailer, is recalling Oxyphen XR Lot #s 200910 and 200911, Phentalene Lot # 58800512, Phen FX Lot # 1205129, and Red Vipers Lot # 1205128 (hereinafter referred to as the “Products”). The recall was initiated on June 15, 2013, after a review of recent FDA communications related to 1,3 dimethylamylamine (“DMAA”). The Products contain DMAA.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: U. S. Food and Drug Administration

  2. AOL Reader Launches in Beta Ahead of Google RSS Shutdown

    Now in beta, Web users with an AOL, Facebook, Google, or Twitter account can request access to the AOL Reader system.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

  3. Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Alpha Xi

    Eight members of Beta Sigma Phi Preceptor Alpha Xi met May 14 at the home of Barbara Clark.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

Quotes

  1. "Our overarching objective is to provide users with new gaming experiences that are available only on Playstation Home. Spending more time on the development and on the Closed Beta testing reaffirms our commitment to bringing a quality service,...
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Kazuo Hirai Source: DailyTech

  2. "You'd be not human or on beta-blockers to not react to that - which they're going to test for now," Kerr said.
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Cristie Kerr Source: Forbes

  3. "The successful beta release helped us fine-tune Safari 4 into an even better, faster version that customers are going to love," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of worldwide product marketing during the company's Worldwide Developers...
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: Philip Schiller Source: InformationWeek

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