preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; "a beta version"; "beta software"
second in order of importance; "the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory"
(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information; "DNA is the king of molecules"
a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"