Definitions for Bufferˈbʌf ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

buff•erˈbʌf ər(n.)

  1. an apparatus at the end of a railroad car, railroad track, etc., for absorbing shock during coupling, collisions, etc.

    Category: Railroads

  2. any device, material, or apparatus used as a shield, cushion, or bumper, esp. on machinery.

    Category: Machinery

  3. any intermediate or intervening shield or device reducing the danger of interaction between two machines, chemicals, electronic components, etc.

    Category: Machinery

  4. a person or thing that shields and protects against harm or annoyance or that lessens the impact of a shock or reversal.

  5. financial reserves that protect a person, organization, or country against bankruptcy.

  6. Category: Government

    Ref: buffer state.

  7. a temporary storage area that holds data until the computer is ready to process it.

    Category: Computers

  8. 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.

    Category: Chemistry

  9. (v.t.)to cushion, shield, or protect.

  10. to treat with a buffer.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of buffer:

1825–35; buff2+-er1

buff•erˈbʌf ər(n.)

  1. a device for polishing or buffing, as a buff.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. a person who uses such a device.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of buffer:

1850–55

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buffer(noun)

    (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

  2. buffer zone, buffer(noun)

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

  3. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot(noun)

    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

  4. 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

  5. buffer, polisher(noun)

    a power tool used to buff surfaces

  6. buffer, fender(noun)

    a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

  7. buff, buffer(verb)

    an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

  8. buffer(verb)

    add a buffer (a solution)

    "buffered saline solution for the eyes"

  9. cushion, buffer, soften(verb)

    protect from impact

    "cushion the blow"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. buffer(noun)ˈbʌf ər

    sth that prevents two things from negatively affecting each other

  2. bufferˈbʌf ər

    neutral land

    a buffer zone between the opposing armies

Wiktionary

  1. buffer(Noun)

    Someone or something that buffs.

  2. buffer(Noun)

    A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.

  3. buffer(Noun)

    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.

  4. buffer(Noun)

    (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.

  5. buffer(Noun)

    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.

  6. buffer(Noun)

    A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.

  7. buffer(Noun)

    The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.

  8. buffer(Noun)

    An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.

  9. buffer(Noun)

    In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.

  10. buffer(Verb)

    To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.

  11. buffer(Verb)

    To store data in memory temporarily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buffer(noun)

    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

  2. Buffer(noun)

    a pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus

  3. Buffer(noun)

    one who polishes with a buff

  4. Buffer(noun)

    a wheel for buffing; a buff

  5. Buffer(noun)

    a good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man

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Translations for Buffer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

buffer(noun)

an apparatus for lessening the force with which a moving object strikes something.

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