how to pronounce buffer

bʌfɚ

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“… know to be factors that buffer against …”

meanings of buffer

noun:

  1. The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.
  2. An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.
  3. A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.
  4. Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.
  5. A machine with rotary brushes, passed over a hard floor to clean it.
  6. 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.
  7. A buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.
  8. A good-humoured, slow-witted fellow, usually an elderly man.
  9. A gap that isolates or separates two things.
  10. A machine for polishing shoes and boots.
  11. A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.
  12. Someone or something that buffs.
  13. 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.

verb:

  1. To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.
  2. To store data in memory temporarily.
  3. To maintain the acidity of a solution near a chosen value by adding an acid or a base.

adjective:

  1. Comparative form of buff: more buff.

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words that rhyme with buffer

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