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    buffer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word buffer

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