Definition of BUFFER

noun : BUFFER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH ;

  • 2. (

    ) a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict ;

  • 4. (

    ) (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 ;

  • 7. (

    ) an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) ;

verb : BUFFER

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes" ;


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