Associations to the word «Buffer»


BUFFER, noun. Someone or something that buffs.
BUFFER, noun. (chemistry) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
BUFFER, noun. (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.
BUFFER, noun. (mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
BUFFER, noun. (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.
BUFFER, noun. (rail) A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.
BUFFER, noun. (rail) The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.
BUFFER, noun. An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
BUFFER, noun. (politics) (international relations) A buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
BUFFER, noun. (colloquial) A good-humoured, slow-witted fellow, usually an elderly man.
BUFFER, noun. (figurative) A gap that isolates or separates two things.
BUFFER, verb. To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
BUFFER, verb. (computing) To store data in memory temporarily.
BUFFER, verb. (chemistry) To maintain the acidity of a solution near a chosen value by additing an acid or a base.
BUFFER, adjective. Comparative form of buff: more buff
BUFFER LASS, noun. (British) (obsolete) A young woman employed at a factory cleaning and polishing cutlery.
BUFFER LASSES, noun. Plural of buffer lass
BUFFER OVERFLOW, noun. (computer science) The event when the amount of data sought to be added to a buffer exceeds the size of the buffer; generally resulting in a catastrophic error if this case has not been anticipated.
BUFFER OVERFLOWS, noun. Plural of buffer overflow
BUFFER SOLUTION, noun. (chemistry) A solution, containing a buffer, that maintains a relatively constant pH
BUFFER SOLUTIONS, noun. Plural of buffer solution
BUFFER STATE, noun. A nation lying between potentially hostile nations.
BUFFER ZONE, noun. A neutral area, between hostile forces, designed to prevent hostilities
BUFFER ZONE, noun. (US) A transitional area between areas of different land use
BUFFER ZONES, noun. Plural of buffer zone

Dictionary definition

BUFFER, noun. (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH.
BUFFER, noun. A neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict.
BUFFER, noun. An inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.
BUFFER, noun. (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system.
BUFFER, noun. A power tool used to buff surfaces.
BUFFER, noun. A cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact.
BUFFER, noun. An implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).
BUFFER, verb. Add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes".
BUFFER, verb. Protect from impact; "cushion the blow".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis