Meaning of BUFFER in English

BUFFER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

old

For what else could so many well-connected old buffers do if not manoeuvre themselves into and around the Senate?

It must be a long time since anyone - except the most die-hard old buffer - can have thought them outrageous.

■ NOUN

stock

Such usage will invariably absorb some of the buffer stock unless planned deliveries are made on time.

Indeed this is what should have been done to stop the actions of the buffer stock Manager.

zone

In this buffer zone around the park, people survive through subsistence farming and cash crops such as cotton.

These buffer zones would be similar to the quiet zones around hospitals.

Martin Smith is correct about increasing the buffer zone to four shots.

Severe obesity represents a buffer zone between you and the world.

Each park will be bordered by a buffer zone where environmentally friendly farming will be encouraged.

All the people Fletcher surveyed have a buffer zone , usually somewhere between 3 and 5 pounds.

■ VERB

act

The federal army has been called in to act as a buffer in areas of high tension.

I really should have had an accountant to act as a buffer , and filter all money issues through his skeptical gaze.

The University Grants Committee had acted as a buffer against change.

Far from acting as a buffer against Federalism, it will actually assist it.

Indeed, permanently fixed exchange rates could be positively harmful since changing parities can act as a buffer to absorb economic shocks.

hit

But when it came to dealing with Railfreight, he said, his ideas hit the buffers .

provide

The increasing internationalization of Chlor-Chemicals, both in marketing and production also helps provide a buffer against economic uncertainties.

Electronic Shock Protection provides a buffer , in effect accumulating a reservoir of unplayed music.

Family, friends and colleagues at work can provide a buffer against some of the stressful effects of change.

The holding company form has been used to provide a buffer between the state enterprises themselves and political direction by the state.

use

IC2 is used as the buffer stage in the active lowpass filter ahead of the delay line.

A TriFlex controller uses high-speed buffers to manage data flow between the buses.

I can tell you one thing, I won't be here to be used as a buffer .

The holding company form has been used to provide a buffer between the state enterprises themselves and political direction by the state.

wash

The contents were then discarded, the wells were washed with the wash buffer solution and blotted on a paper towel.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hit the buffers/skids

But when it came to dealing with Railfreight, he said, his ideas hit the buffers.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Farmers want the government to set minimum prices as a buffer against market changes.

The U.N. forces will act as a buffer between the warring sides.

Without the buffer of the trees, the noise from the highway would be unbearable.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All samples were assayed at a 50% dilution in immunoassay buffer and corrected for dilution after subtraction of the assay detection limit.

I can tell you one thing, I won't be here to be used as a buffer .

It depends upon many variables such as net charge, type of buffer , time, applied potential difference, etc.

Recovery from this sort of error is possible by increasing the size of the buffer .

Somehow you must organize a buffer between you and any mail delivery system.

Take a look at the piping detail above the buffer beam.

The subsystems include texture mapping support, double buffer colour animation and hardware image processing.

There'd been assumptions, hadn't there, made very happily and very easily, and they smashed into the buffers.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

phosphate

As a control, sections were incubated with phosphate buffered saline instead of the primary monoclonal antibodies in the first step.

After filtration through a 50 µm nylon mesh nuclei were washed twice with phosphate buffered saline.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Their savings helped to buffer the effects of the recession.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A confidant and social support buffers a woman against the losses of retirement, widowhood, moves, and deaths.

Aside from buffering your water, it offers good external and internal surfaces for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.

The resulting salt mix has a high alkalinity reserve and is well buffered with extra calcium.

These are buffered to some extent by coral sand and gravel.

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