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buffer1

buff·er1

buffer1

pronunciation:
buh fr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device, such as a bumper, that absorbs the force of a collision.
similar words:
bumper, cushion, fender, pad, shield, shock absorber
definition 2: something that prevents or moderates the interaction of two people, things, groups, countries, or the like.
similar words:
barrier, buffer state, go-between, intermediary, mediator, moderator
definition 3: in chemistry, a substance that preserves the relative acidity or alkalinity of a solution when an acid or base is added.
similar words:
reagent
definition 4: in computer terminology, a portion of the hardware used to hold information temporarily.
similar words:
memory
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: buffered, buffering, buffers
definition 1: to add a buffer to (a chemical solution).
similar words:
neutralize
definition 2: to diminish the undesirable effects of.
synonyms:
mitigate
similar words:
allay, alleviate, assuage, cushion, deaden, diminish, ease, extenuate, lessen, moderate, palliate, temper