Definitions of buffer:
  • noun:   a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
  • noun:   a power tool used to buff surfaces
  • noun:   (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
  • noun:   an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun:   an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
  • noun:   an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  • verb:   add a buffer (a solution)
    Example: "Buffered saline solution for the eyes"
  • verb:   protect from impact

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