buffer

  1. an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  2. an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  3. (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. a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to con......
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    Buffer

    (2) A Storage device used to compensate for a difference between rates of transmission and receipt of data.
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    Buffer

    (1) A mechanically resilient protective coating that is applied over a fibre. Also referred to as Secondary Coating.
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    Buffer

    The chief bosun's mate (in the Royal Navy), responsible for discipline.
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    Buffer

    • (n.) One who polishes with a buff. • (n.) A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus. • (n.) A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man. • (n.) A wheel for buffing; a buff. • (n.) An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the ...
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    buffer

    <biochemistry, chemistry> A system that acts to minimise the change in concentration of a specific chemical species in solution against addition or depletion of this species. ... PH buffers: weak acids or weak bases in aqueous solution. The working range is given by pKa +/ 1. ... Metal ion buffers: a metal ion chelator for example EDTA, parti...
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    buffer

    (buf´әr) a substance that, by its presence in solution, increases the amount of acid or alkali necessary to produce a unit change in pH. The bicarbonate buffer system in the blood maintains a balance between bicarbonate and carbon dioxide ions and determines the pH of the blood.
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    buffer

    (from the article `computer science`) ...the system to respond. Processes known as terminal handlers were added to the system, along with mechanisms like interrupts (to get the attention ...
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    buffer

    (input) A software feature that extends a player input. So if a player hits a button early, if the hit is within the buffer window the action is still executed as if the button was pressed exactly on time. Buffer windows are typically extended in front of timing windows. Some games (Guitar Hero) allow players to hit notes after t...
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    Buffer

    - An amount of memory, which temporarily stores data to help compensate for differences in the transfer rate of data from one device to another. In CD-Recorders, the buffer helps to prevent buffer underruns.
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    Buffer

    1) A quantity of materials awaiting further processing. It can refer to raw materials, semi-finished stores, or hold points, or a work backlog that is purposely maintained behind a work center. 2) In the theory of constraints, buffers can be time or material, and support throughput and/or due date performance. Buffers can be maintained at the const...
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    Buffer

    1. A storage area for data that is used to compensate for a speed difference, when transferring data from one device to another. Usually refers to an area reserved for I/O operations, into which data is read, or from which data is written.2. Any substance or combination of substances which, when dissolved in water, produces a solution which resists...
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    buffer

    buffer store 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
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    buffer

    fender noun a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
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    Buffer

    (Buffer Zone) Any type of natural or constructed barrier (trees, shrubs, or wooden fences) used between the trail and adjacent lands to minimize impacts (physical or visual). Buffers also provide a transition between adjacent land uses.
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    buffer

    (computing) In computing, a part of the memory used to store data temporarily while it is waiting to be used. For example, a program might store data in a printer buffer until the printer is ready to print it
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    Buffer

    [application] Buffer is a software application designed to manage social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. In December 2012, TechCrunch reported the application had over 400,000 users. As of September 19, 2013, according to Co-founder Leo Widrich, Buffer has reached 1 million re...
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    Buffer

    [GIS] A buffer in GIS is a zone around a map feature measured in units of distance or time. A buffer is useful for proximity analysis. A buffer is an area defined by the bounding region determined by a set of points at a specified maximum distance from all nodes along segments of an object. ...
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    Buffer

    [navy] Buffer is the colloquial title for the senior seaman sailor in a Commonwealth of Nations Navy ship. The formal title is chief boatswain`s mate. This person is typically a chief petty officer or petty officer in frigates or destroyers, and in larger ships may be a warrant officer. In smaller ships, such as a patrol boat, the buffer ma...
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    Buffer

    [optical fiber] In a fiber optic cable, a buffer is one type of component used to encapsulate one or more optical fibers for the purpose of providing such functions as mechanical isolation, protection from physical damage and fiber identification. The buffer may take the form of a miniature conduit, contained within the cable and called a `...
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    Buffer

    [rail transport] A buffer is a part of the buffers-and-chain coupling system used on the railway systems of many countries, among them most of those in Europe, for attaching railway vehicles to one another. Fitted at the ends of the vehicle frames, one at each corner, the buffers are projecting, shock-absorbing pads which, when vehicles are...
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    Buffer

    Buff'er (bŭf'ẽr) noun [ Prop a striker . See Buffet a blow.] 1. (Mech.) (a) 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. (b) A pad or cushion forming...
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    Buffer

    A block of memory used as something of a holding tank for the temporary storage of data, usually exi
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    Buffer

    A buffer is a pH-balanced cleanser that makes the skin shinier and softer.
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    Buffer

    A buffer is a pH-balanced cleanser that makes the skin shinier and softer.
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