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bay tuh

  • n  the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • n  beets
  • s  second in order of importance
    the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory
  • s  preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product
    a beta version
    beta software

  • The scientists traced blood levels of a protein, C-peptide, that beta cells produce, in order to confirm that whatever remaining beta cells the patient had were now able to grow .
  • That may soon change, if the beta cells Melton created can give scientists a full picture of the disease.
  • Now in beta form, the addictive, low-tech time waster was introduced just last month and has quickly amassed a worldwide cult following.
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  • Cristie Kerr in Forbes
    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,... Kazuo Hirai http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Hirai&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFYPxcpxmGlp0VNbDpJG8ogwxUgJQ DailyTech http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dailytech.com/Sony%2BDelays%2BPlayStation%2BHome%2BOpen%2BBeta%2Bto%2BFall%2B2008/article11562.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGCjr56Iyc5yDCtC5yjOiJgehXKnA Apr 22, 2008 9700 13461 beta You'd be not human or on beta-blockers to not react to that - which they're going to test for now," Kerr said.
  • Philip Schiller in InformationWeek
    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...

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