Buffer - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
- an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track (syn: cowcatcher, fender, pilot)
- (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 (syn: polisher)
- a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact (syn: fender)
- an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) (syn: buff)
The trees help buffer the house from the hot summer sun.
The wall buffers the noise of the traffic.
Eastern Europe was important to Russia as a buffer against the West.
She often had to act as a buffer between father and son.
He's a nice old buffer.
Consumer spending is buffering the effects of the recession.
buffered saline solution for the eyes
present participle: buffering
past tense: buffered
past participle: buffered