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Meaning & Definition of Buffer in English

English

Buffer

/bəfər/

noun

1. (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its ph

    synonym:
  • buffer

2. A neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict

    synonym:
  • buffer zone
  • ,
  • buffer

3. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

    synonym:
  • fender
  • ,
  • buffer
  • ,
  • cowcatcher
  • ,
  • pilot

4. (computer science) a part of ram used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device

  • Used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
    synonym:
  • buffer
  • ,
  • buffer storage
  • ,
  • buffer store

5. A power tool used to buff surfaces

    synonym:
  • buffer
  • ,
  • polisher

6. A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

    synonym:
  • buffer
  • ,
  • fender

7. An implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block

  • Used for polishing (as in manicuring)
    synonym:
  • buff
  • ,
  • buffer

verb

1. Add a buffer (a solution)

  • "Buffered saline solution for the eyes"
    synonym:
  • buffer

2. Protect from impact

  • "Cushion the blow"
    synonym:
  • cushion
  • ,
  • buffer
  • ,
  • soften