Business / Internet Marketing / Beta: This term has migrated from computer and software development, and it is usually used as 'beta site.' It means test site or test version. Beta is not the finally version of a product or web site, but it's close enough to show in public and work the bugs out.


Science / Psychiatry / Beta-Blocker: An agent that inhibits the action of beta-adrenergic receptors, which modulate cardiac functions, respiratory functions, and the dilation of blood vessels. Beta-blockers are of value in the treatment MORE

Tibetan Point Holding

Health / Massage / Tibetan Point Holding: Developed in 1989 by Karen Peterson and John Walsh, Tibetan point holding focuses on prolonged holding of acupressure points to generate emotional release. Lengthy holding allows the client to address MORE

Leveraged Beta

Business / Finance / Leveraged Beta: The beta of a leveraged required return; that is, the beta as adjusted for the degree of leverage in the firm's capital structure. MORE

Portfolio Beta

Business / Finance / Portfolio Beta: Used in the context of general equities. The beta of a portfolio is the weighted sum of the individual asset betas, According to the proportions of the investments in the portfolio. E.g., if 50% of th MORE

Closed Beta

Entertainment / Video Games / Closed Beta: When a game is said to be in a state of 'closed beta' it is being tested by a set of individuals known by the developers. Usually it is limited to employees, and possibly friends and family. Online ga MORE

Beta Test

Entertainment / Video Games / Beta Test: Not to be confused with Q.A. Beta testing is usually done to get user feedback to aid in the final tweaking process, to take a nearly-complete ('Beta') game and tune it and make it into the best possi MORE