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 buffer buffer

noun

  • ( ) (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH  ( buffer )
    (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)  ( buff, buffer )
    an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
  • a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact  ( buffer, fender )
    a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
  • a power tool used to buff surfaces  ( buffer, polisher )
    a power tool used to buff surfaces
  • (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  ( buffer, buffer storage, buffer store )
    (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
  • an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track  ( buffer, cowcatcher, fender, pilot )
    an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict  ( buffer, buffer zone )
    a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
  • verb

  • ( ) add a buffer (a solution)  ( buffer )
    add a buffer (a solution)
     buffered saline solution for the eyes
    buffered saline solution for the eyes
  • protect from impact  ( buffer, cushion, soften )
    protect from impact
     cushion the blow
    cushion the blow


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