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Definition of Buffer

Buffer

  1. An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.
  2. A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.
  3. One who polishes with a buff.
  4. A wheel for buffing; a buff.
  5. A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.

Buffer Quotations

Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it's more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it's a very powerful combination.
Jerry Greenfield

But that's not enough: To maintain energy security, one needs a supply system that provides a buffer against shocks. It needs large, flexible markets. And it's important to acknowledge the fact that the entire energy supply chain needs to be protected.
Daniel Yergin

Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Toni Morrison

Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.
Benoit Mandelbrot

Writing can be a frightening, distressing business, and whatever kind of structure or buffer is available can help a lot.
Aimee Bender
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Buffer Translations

buffer in Afrikaans is buffer
buffer in Danish is kofanger
buffer in Dutch is buffer, bumper, stootkussen
buffer in French is tampon, buffer, pare-choc
buffer in German is Zwischenspeicher, Puffer, Puffer
buffer in Portuguese is amortecedor
buffer in Spanish is pulidor, parachoques
buffer in Swedish is buffert