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buffer in Daily life topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbufferbuff‧er1 /ˈbʌfə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 protectionPROTECT someone or something that protects one thing or person from being harmed by anotherbuffer against Eastern Europe was important to Russia as a buffer against the West.buffer between She often had to act as a buffer between father and son.2 railwayTTT one of the two special metal springs on the front or back of a train or at the end of a railway track, to take the shock if the train hits something3 buffer zone4 buffer state5 computerCOMPUTERTD a place in a computer’s memory for storing information temporarily6 personOLD/NOT YOUNG British English old-fashioned an old man who is not good at managing things He’s a nice old buffer.7 for polishingDTCLEAN something used to polish a surface8 run into/hit the buffers
Examples from the Corpus
bufferThe U.N. forces will act as a buffer between the warring sides.Farmers want the government to set minimum prices as a buffer against market changes.I can tell you one thing, I won't be here to be used as a buffer.Somehow you must organize a buffer between you and any mail delivery system.The subsystems include texture mapping support, double buffer colour animation and hardware image processing.All samples were assayed at a 50% dilution in immunoassay buffer and corrected for dilution after subtraction of the assay detection limit.It depends upon many variables such as net charge, type of buffer, time, applied potential difference, etc.Take a look at the piping detail above the buffer beam.There'd been assumptions, hadn't there, made very happily and very easily, and they smashed into the buffers.Recovery from this sort of error is possible by increasing the size of the buffer.Without the buffer of the trees, the noise from the highway would be unbearable.