What is Beta?

  • (adj): Second in order of importance.
    Example: "The candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory"
    See also — Additional definitions below


BETA is a pure object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula was developed.

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Some articles on Beta:

Platelet-derived Growth Factor - Clinical Significance
... Age related downregulation of the PDGF receptor on islet beta cells has been demonstrated to prevent islet beta cell proliferation in both animal and human cells and its ...
Hyundai Beta Engine
... The Hyundai Beta engine is a 1.6 L to 2.0 L straight-4 built in Ulsan, South Korea ... All Beta engines are DOHC designs ...
Beta (finance) - Estimation of Beta
... To estimate beta, one needs a list of returns for the asset and returns for the index these returns can be daily, weekly or any period ... line from the linear least-squares calculation is the estimated Beta ... Williams (1977) provided a model for estimating betas from nonsynchronous data ...
Priston Tale 2
... Tale 2 has only been released outside of beta in South Korea ... with over 30,000 players online, playing simultaneously on the first day of open beta, and 40,000 players online simultaneously as of the third day ... with various publishers, and localized versions (including North America) will begin beta service in early to mid 2009 ...

More definitions of "Beta":

  • (noun): The 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
  • (adj): Preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product.
    Example: "A beta version"; "beta software"