Definition of release candidate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


release candidate

BrE BrE//rɪˈlɪːs kændɪdət//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈlɪːs kændɪdət//
; BrE BrE//rɪˈlɪːs kændɪdeɪt//
(abbreviation RC)
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a version of a product, especially computer software, that is fully developed and nearly ready to be made available to the public. It comes after the beta version.