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doc Definition of buffer
    English to English
    noun
  • (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • (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
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • a power tool used to buff surfaces
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • 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.
  • source: Webster 1913
    verb
  • add a buffer (a solution)
  • Buffered saline solution for the eyes.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • protect from impact
  • Cushion the blow.
    source: WordNet 3.0
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