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Definition 1: a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is part of buffer) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 2: a power tool used to buff surfaces - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) a tool driven by a motor

(buffer is a part of ...) a wheel that is covered with soft material

Definition 3: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of buffer) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

Definition 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) a device that preserves information for retrieval

(... is a kind of buffer ) (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics

(... is a kind of buffer ) (computer science) a buffer that stores the contents of an image pixel by pixel

(... is a kind of buffer ) a buffer that keeps track of key strokes until the computer is ready to respond to them

(... is a kind of buffer ) a buffer that stores data until the printer is ready

(... is part of buffer) the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible

(buffer belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

Definition 6: a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic

Definition 7: (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH - [noun denoting substance]

(buffer is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is made of the substance buffer) a solution containing a buffer

(buffer belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 8: add a buffer (a solution) - [verb of change]

Samples where buffer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • buffered saline solution for the eyes

(buffer is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

Definition 9: protect from impact - [verb of contact]

Samples where buffer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cushion the blow

Synonyms for buffer in the sense of this definition

(buffer is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

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