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Beta can have any of the following meanings:
- In software development, a "beta version" of a product is one that is still in development but is published for testing purpose. See development stage.
- BETA is an object-oriented programming language.
- Beta is an abbreviation for Betamax.
- In Rock climbing, a slang term for information about the movements needed to do a specific climb. As in "I'm having trouble getting up this route - could you give me some beta?"
- Beta is a plant genus (family Chenopodiaceae).
- The beta particle and beta decay in physics.
- The speed of an object relative to the speed of light (β = v/c) in special relativity theory.