Meaning of “buffer zone” in the English Dictionary

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buffer zonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʌf·ər ˌzoʊn/

an area of land that separates two other areas and that is designed to prevent fighting or harm coming to something:

There is a buffer zone between the wildlife sanctuary and the area where people live.

(Definition of “buffer zone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)