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Definition of "buffer" []

  • One that buffs, especially a piece of soft leather or cloth used to shine or polish. (noun)
  • A buffing wheel. (noun)
  • Something that lessens or absorbs the shock of an impact. (noun)
  • One that protects by intercepting or moderating adverse pressures or influences: "A sense of humor . . . may have served as a buffer against the . . . shocks of disappointment” ( James Russell Lowell). (noun)
  • Something that separates potentially antagonistic entities, as an area between two rival powers that serves to lessen the danger of conflict. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buffer" in a sentence
  • "POSTdata: = "status =" status httpQUERY (buffer: = "", URL, POSTdata) msgbox \% buffer\%"
  • "#get the buffer for the textView my $buffer = $textView - > get_buffer ();"
  • "The expression buffer has been used and the head coaches I've spoken to don't want a buffer."