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buffernoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʌf·ər/
something that helps protect from harm: [C] Some people buy stocks as a buffer against inflation.
Translations of “buffer”
in Vietnamese vật đệm…
in Spanish amortiguador…
in Thai เครื่องรับแรงปะทะ…
in Malaysian penimbal…
in French tampon…
in German der Stoßdämpfer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護, 緩衝物, 起緩衝作用的人…
in Indonesian penahan…
in Russian буфер, защита…
in Turkish tampon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护, 缓冲物, 起缓冲作用的人…
in Polish zabezpieczenie…
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