Complete Definition of "buffer"

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English

Etymology
-er|buff

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ËbÊfÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ËbÊfÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
audio|en-us-buffer.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÊfÉ(r)|-ÊfÉ(r)

Noun
en-noun

  1. Someone or something that buffs.
  2. chemistry A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
  3. computing 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. (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
  5. telecommunications 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. An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
  7. In international relations, a buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
Translations
trans-top|portion of memory in computing
Croatian: t-|hr|meÄuspremnik|m
Chinese:

trans-mid
French: t+|fr|tampon|m
German: t+|de|Puffer|m
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb|buffer

  1. To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
  2. computing To store data in memory temporarily.

Related terms
buffer lass
buffer up
buffer zone

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