Meaning of buffer
- an apparatus at the end of a railroad car, railroad track, etc., for absorbing shock during coupling, collisions, etc.
- any device, material, or apparatus used as a shield, cushion, or bumper, esp. on machinery.
- any intermediate or intervening shield or device reducing the danger of interaction between two machines, chemicals, electronic components, etc.
- a person or thing that shields and protects against annoyance, harm, hostile forces, etc., or that lessens the impact of a shock or reversal.
- any reserve moneys, negotiable securities, legal procedures, etc., that protect a person, organization, or country against financial ruin.
- an animal population that becomes the prey of a predator that usually feeds on a different species.
- a storage device for temporarily holding data until the computer is ready to receive or process the data, as when a receiving unit has an operating speed lower than that of the unit feeding data to it.
- a circuit with a single output activated by one or more of several inputs.
- any substance or mixture of compounds that, added to a solution, is capable of neutralizing both acids and bases without appreciably changing the original acidity or alkalinity of the solution.
- Also calledbuff&prim;er solu&sec;tion.a solution containing such a substance.
- to treat with a buffer.
- to cushion, shield, or protect.
- to lessen the adverse effect of; ease: The drug buffered his pain.
- a device for polishing or buffing, as a buff stick or buff wheel.
- a worker who uses such a device.
— n. Brit. Slang.
- a foolish or incompetent person.
- a fellow; man.
- a chief boatswain's mate in the British navy.
- buffer (Thesaurus)