Definitions for Bufferˈbʌf ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an apparatus at the end of a railroad car, railroad track, etc., for absorbing shock during coupling, collisions, etc.
any device, material, or apparatus used as a shield, cushion, or bumper, esp. on machinery.
any intermediate or intervening shield or device reducing the danger of interaction between two machines, chemicals, electronic components, etc.
a person or thing that shields and protects against harm or annoyance or that lessens the impact of a shock or reversal.
financial reserves that protect a person, organization, or country against bankruptcy.
Ref: buffer state.
a temporary storage area that holds data until the computer is ready to process it.
any substance capable of neutralizing both acids and bases in a solution without appreciably changing the solution's original acidity or alkalinity. Also called buff′er solu`tion. a solution containing such a substance.
(v.t.)to cushion, shield, or protect.
to treat with a buffer.
Origin of buffer:
a device for polishing or buffing, as a buff.
a person who uses such a device.
Origin of buffer:
(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
buffer zone, buffer(noun)
a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(noun)
an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
buffer, buffer storage, buffer store(noun)
(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
a power tool used to buff surfaces
a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
add a buffer (a solution)
"buffered saline solution for the eyes"
cushion, buffer, soften(verb)
protect from impact
"cushion the blow"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sth that prevents two things from negatively affecting each other
a buffer zone between the opposing armies
Someone or something that buffs.
A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.
(mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.
A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.
The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.
An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
To store data in memory temporarily.
an elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car
a pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus
one who polishes with a buff
a wheel for buffing; a buff
a good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man
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In computer science, a data buffer is a region of a physical memory storage used to temporarily store data while it is being moved from one place to another. Typically, the data is stored in a buffer as it is retrieved from an input device or just before it is sent to an output device. However, a buffer may be used when moving data between processes within a computer. This is comparable to buffers in telecommunication. Buffers can be implemented in a fixed memory location in hardware—or by using a virtual data buffer in software, pointing at a location in the physical memory. In all cases, the data stored in a data buffer are stored on a physical storage medium. A majority of buffers are implemented in software, which typically use the faster RAM to store temporary data, due to the much faster access time compared with hard disk drives. Buffers are typically used when there is a difference between the rate at which data is received and the rate at which it can be processed, or in the case that these rates are variable, for example in a printer spooler or in online video streaming.
Translations for Buffer
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an apparatus for lessening the force with which a moving object strikes something.
- مُخَفِّفُ الصَّدْمَهArabic
- amortecedorPortuguese (BR)
- nárazník, tlumičCzech
- der StoßdämpferGerman
- stødpude; bufferDanish
- ضربه گیرFarsi
- किसी चलती हुई चीज के टक्कर का प्रभाव कम करने का उकरणHindi
- paracolpi, paraurti, tamponeItalian
- 완충 장치Korean
- buferis, amortizatoriusLithuanian
- buferis; amortizatorsLatvian
- støtpute, bufferNorwegian
- ضربه گیرPersian
- ضربه نیونکیPashto
- tampon; amortizorRomanian
- 緩衝器Chinese (Trad.)
- ٹکر ، روک ، ٹکراؤ کی طاقت کو کم کرنے والاUrdu
- vật đệmVietnamese
- 缓冲器Chinese (Simp.)
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