1. [ noun ] (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
Related terms: compound buffer_solution
2. [ verb ] add a buffer to; of solutions

"buffered saline solution for the eyes"

Related terms: modify
3. [ noun ] an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
Synonyms: cowcatcher pilot fender
Related terms: framework locomotive
4. [ noun ] a power tool used to buff surfaces
Synonyms: polisher
Related terms: power_tool buffing_wheel polish
5. [ 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
Synonyms: buffer_store buffer_storage
Related terms: memory_device frame_buffer cache print_buffer keyboard_buffer random-access_memory computer_science
6. [ verb ] protect from impact
Synonyms: cushion soften

"cushion the blow"

Related terms: modify
7. [ noun ] an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)
Synonyms: buff
Related terms: implement buff
8. [ noun ] a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
Synonyms: fender
Related terms: device car
Similar spelling:   buber