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  Definition of buffer
  1. an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
  2. a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
  3. a power tool used to buff surfaces
  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
  5. an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  6. an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  7. add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"
  8. protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
Similar Words: buff, fender, polisher, buffer storage, buffer store, cowcatcher, pilot, cushion, soften

 

Hyponyms: cache, memory cache, frame buffer, keyboard buffer, print buffer

 

Substance Meronyms: buffer solution

 

Part Meronyms: car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar, random-access memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM, read/write memory, locomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotive

 

Derivational Morphology: buff, burnish, furbish, flush, resist, stand, fend, cushion, soften, polish, smooth, smoothen, shine, fender, shock absorber, shock, padding, cushioning

 

Anagrams: rebuff

 

 
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