Definitions for Bufferˈbʌf ər

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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"


  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


  1. Buffer

    Buffer is a smarter way to share pictures, links or videos on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.Just drop everything worth sharing in your Buffer and it will be posted for you well spaced out over the day, at a better time. It works from anywhere, with lots of app integrations, browser extensions and shortcuts!


  1. Data buffer

    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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lkhagvasuren Amar:

    I would find it a quite healthy buffer.

  2. Director Christine Lagarde:

    We are concerned about their capacity to buffer shocks.

  3. Euben Paracuelles:

    This offers a buffer and flexibility for the non-essentials in terms of operating expenditure. It's still possible for them to get 3 percent.

  4. William Jacobson:

    It's very disturbing that you would have an arbitrary and significant buffer zone that would absolutely apply regardless of the circumstances.

  5. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    We are talking about an upper limit, with a buffer zone. I do not think that we will have that many soldiers deployed abroad at the same time.

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