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Buffer

Buff´er   Pronunciation: bŭf´ẽr
n.1.(Mech.) 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.One who polishes with a buff.
3.A wheel for buffing; a buff.
4.A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; - usually said of an elderly man.
5.(Chem.) a substance or mixture of substances which can absorb or neutralize a certain quantity of acid or base and thus keep the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution (as measured by pH) relatively stable. Sometimes the term is used in a medical context to mean antacid.
6.(Computers) a data storage device or portion of memory used to temporarily store input or output data until the receiving device is ready to process it.
7.any object or person that shields another object or person from harm, shock, or annoyance; as, the President's staff is his buffer from constant interruptions of his work.
v. t.1.(Chem.) to add a buffer{5} to (a solution), so as to reduce unwanted fluctuation of acidity.
Noun1.buffer - an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
2.buffer - an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
Synonyms: cowcatcher, fender, pilot
3.buffer - (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
4.buffer - a power tool used to buff surfaces
Synonyms: polisher
5.buffer - a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
Synonyms: fender
6.buffer - an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
Synonyms: buff
Verb1.buffer - add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"
2.buffer - protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
Synonyms: cushion, soften
1.buffer - An area of memory used for storing messages. Typically, a buffer will have other attributes such as an input pointer (where new data will be written into the buffer), and output pointer (where the next item will be read from) and/or a count of the space used or free. Buffers are used to decouple processes so that the reader and writer may operate at different speeds or on different sized blocks of data.

There are many different algorithms for using buffers, e.g. first-in first-out (FIFO or shelf), last-in first-out (LIFO or stack), double buffering (allowing one buffer to be read while the other is being written), cyclic buffer (reading or writing past the end wraps around to the beginning).
2.buffer - An electronic device to provide compatibility between two signals, e.g. changing voltage levels or current capability.
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