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1 buffer /ˈbʌfɚ/ noun
plural buffers
1 buffer
/ˈbʌfɚ/
noun
plural buffers
Learner's definition of BUFFER
[count]
: something that gives protection by separating things : a protective barrier
often used figuratively
see also buffer state, buffer zone
computers : a place in the memory of a computer where information is stored for a short time
chiefly British : either one of two devices with metal springs that are connected to the front and back of railroad cars in order to reduce shock when the train hits things

hit the buffers

British, informal or run into the buffers
: to stop or fail
compare 3buffer
2 buffer /ˈbʌfɚ/ verb
buffers; buffered; buffering
2 buffer
/ˈbʌfɚ/
verb
buffers; buffered; buffering
Learner's definition of BUFFER
[+ object]
: to protect (something) from something
: to lessen the harmful effects of (something)
computers : to put (something, such as data) in a buffer
3 buffer /ˈbʌfɚ/ noun
plural buffers
3 buffer
/ˈbʌfɚ/
noun
plural buffers
Learner's definition of BUFFER
[count] British, informal
compare 1buffer
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