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English noun: buffer

1. buffer (substance) (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH


Broader (hypernym)chemical compound, compound


Substance meronymbuffer solution


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

2. buffer (location) a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict


Synonymsbuffer zone


Broader (hypernym)zone

3. buffer (artifact) an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track


Synonymscowcatcher, fender, pilot


Broader (hypernym)framework


Part meronymengine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive

4. buffer (artifact) (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


Synonymsbuffer storage, buffer store


Broader (hypernym)memory device, storage device


Narrower (hyponym)cache, frame buffer, keyboard buffer, memory cache, print buffer


Part meronymRAM, random access memory, random memory, random-access memory, read/write memory


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

5. buffer (artifact) a power tool used to buff surfaces


Synonymspolisher


Broader (hypernym)power tool


Part holonymbuffing wheel

6. buffer (artifact) a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact


Synonymsfender


Broader (hypernym)device


Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

7. buffer (artifact) an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)


Synonymsbuff


Broader (hypernym)implement


English verb: buffer

1. buffer (change) add a buffer (a solution)


SamplesBuffered saline solution for the eyes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify

2. buffer (contact) protect from impact


SamplesCushion the blow.


Synonymscushion, soften


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)modify









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