Meaning of BUFFER in English

BUFFER

n.

Function: transitive verb

Inflected Form: buff · ered ; buff · er · ing \ -f( ə -)ri ŋ \

Date: 1845

1 : to lessen the shock of : CUSHION

2 : to treat (as a solution or its acidity) with a buffer also : to prepare (aspirin) with an antacid

3 : to collect (as data) in a buffer

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.