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A beta version of a program, game etc... is an unfinished version released to either the public a select few or whoever signs up to beta test it for bugs or glitches. A common mistake people make when talking about for exampl 'Msn beta' is they say 'better' instead of beta.
Windows is not exactly a beta test because instead of testing all the numerous bugs in the operating system they sell them :P.
by Theodore Robson January 09, 2006
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A beta is a male who, instead of being alpha and manning up, completely bitches out. Can apply to many situations, but often refers to scenarios with women.
Guy 1: Bro, hook me up with that girl's friend
Guy 2: Fuck that. I'm going to double up with both of them. Stop being such a beta.
by TLSForever July 15, 2011
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Someone who is completely unable to take charge and bends to the commands of alpha without questioning
Person A: Jeez YD is such a beta
Person B: Yeah, I know right? She's totally wrapped around G's finger.
by dabaconator March 30, 2014
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1. An unfinished version of a program released for users to test before the final version is released.
2. A person who proofreads fiction.
3. A type of fish.
1. I beta'd Photoshop CS3 and gave Adobe feedback when I was done.
2. My lovely beta caught my grammatical errors in my story.
3. Sally used to have a beta fish, but her cat ate it.
by Kathleen the green bean May 06, 2007
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a person who proof-reads or edits fanfiction.
Thanks for beta-ing my fic, babe!
by Chicky December 28, 2003
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This can refer to many things, like the second letter of the greek alphabet, software in development, or a person.

In the case of a person, a beta male is submissive, clingy, indecisive, weakminded, and unconfident. He can't deal with confrontation or challenges. He lets things happen instead of taking action.

When it comes to women, he either sucks up to them and loses their respect, or is too afraid to pursue them. If he does get a girlfriend, he makes too many demands on her, and either drives her away or becomes locked into servitude. The hoverhand is one of the surest signs of a beta.

Overall, he is the opposite of an alpha male.
Did you see him spam that girl's facebook page full of messages without getting a response? That was really beta.
by Xcalibur201 November 27, 2014
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Specific information on how to perform a difficult task. (originated in rock climbing/bouldering)
(Climbing) Chip had some pretty good beta for me, so I think I've got this problem dialed in. (General) Can you give me some beta on how to get to your house?
by Ash April 26, 2005
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