transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌfə(r) ]
( buffers, buffering, buffered)
A buffer is something that prevents something else from being harmed or that prevents two things from harming each other.
Keep savings as a buffer against unexpected cash needs...
The Prison Service acts as a buffer between the minister and his critics.
N-COUNT : oft N against/between n , N n
If something is buffered , it is protected from harm.
The company is buffered by long-term contracts with growers.
VERB : be V-ed , also V n
The buffers on a train or at the end of a railway line are two metal discs on springs that reduce the shock when a train hits them. ( mainly BRIT )
N-COUNT : usu pl
A buffer is an area in a computer’s memory where information can be stored for a short time. ( COMPUTING )