HyperDic: buffer

English > 9 senses of the word buffer:
NOUNsubstancebuffer(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
locationbuffer, buffer zonea neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
artifactbuffer, fender, cowcatcher, pilotan inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
artifactbuffer, buffer storage, buffer store(computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device
artifactbuffer, polishera power tool used to buff surfaces
artifactbuffer, fendera cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
artifactbuffer, buffan implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block
VERBchangebufferadd a buffer (a solution)
contactbuffer, cushion, softenprotect from impact
buffer > pronunciation
Soundsbah'fer
Rhymesaquifer ... zephyr / Zephyr: 60 rhymes with fer...
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 1, substance
Meaning(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH.
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Substance ofbuffer solutionA solution containing a buffer
Spanishbuffer
Catalanbuffer
Verbsbufferadd a buffer (a solution)
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict.
Synonymbuffer zone
BroaderzoneAn area or region distinguished / distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic / characteristic
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.
Synonymsfender, cowcatcher, pilot
Part oflocomotive, engine, locomotive engine, railway locomotiveA wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
Broaderframework, frameA structure supporting or containing something
Spanishquitapiedras
Catalanllevapedres, pilot, rascle davanter
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(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
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Part ofrandom-access memory, random access memory, random memory, RAM, read/write memoryThe most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on
Narrowercache, memory cache(computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated
frame buffer(computer science) a buffer that stores the contents of an image pixel by pixel
keyboard bufferA buffer that keeps track of key strokes until the computer is ready to respond to them
print bufferA buffer that stores data until the printer / printer is ready
Broadermemory device, storage deviceA device that preserves information for retrieval
Spanishbúfer, buffer, memoria intermedia
Catalanbúfer, memòria intermèdia
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA power tool used to buff surfaces.
Synonympolisher
Partsbuffing wheelA wheel that is covered with soft material
Broaderpower toolA tool driven by a motor
Spanishenceradora
Catalanenceradora, polidor
Verbsbuffpolish and make shiny
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact.
Synonymfender
Part ofcar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Verbsbufferprotect from impact
English > buffer: 9 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningAn implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).
Synonymbuff
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Verbsbuffpolish and make shiny
English > buffer: 9 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningadd a buffer (a solution).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"buffered saline solution for the eyes"
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishmitigar, neutralizar, tamponar
Catalanmitigar
Nounsbuffer(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
English > buffer: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningprotect from impact.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscushion, soften
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme
Spanishamortiguar, paliar, suavizar
Nounsbuffera cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

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