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"buffer" in British English

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buffernoun

uk   /ˈbʌf.ər/  us   /ˈbʌf.ɚ/
  • buffer noun (PROTECTION)

[C] something or someone that helps protect from harm: I bought a house as a buffer against inflation.
[C] the metal parts at the front and back of a train or at the end of a track, that help protect the train and reduce damage if the train hits something
[C or U] a chemical that keeps a liquid from becoming more or less acidic

bufferverb

uk   /ˈbʌf.ər/  us   /ˈbʌf.ɚ/
(Definition of buffer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buffer" in American English

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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.
(Definition of buffer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"buffer" in Business English

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buffernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbʌfər/
someone or something that provides protection against difficult situations, problems, angry people, etc.: serve as/act as/be a buffer Savings can be a buffer during times of financial hardship.a buffer against sth A special committee was formed to serve as a buffer against customer complaints.a buffer between sth and sth HR was called in to act as a buffer between managers and disgruntled employees.
IT the part of a computer's memory that temporarily stores information before exchanging it with another piece of equipment such as a printer, keyboard, or external drive

bufferverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈbʌfər/
to provide protection against difficult situations, problems, angry people, etc.: Interest-rate concerns were buffered by some better-than-expected earnings reports.
(Definition of buffer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “buffer”
in Spanish amortiguador…
in Vietnamese vật đệm…
in Malaysian penimbal…
in Thai เครื่องรับแรงปะทะ…
in French tampon…
in German der Stoßdämpfer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保护, 缓冲物, 起缓冲作用的人…
in Turkish tampon…
in Russian буфер, защита…
in Indonesian penahan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護, 緩衝物, 起緩衝作用的人…
in Polish zabezpieczenie…
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“buffer” in Business English

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