Meaning of BUFFER in English

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 )


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