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buffer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbʌfər/
something that helps protect someone or something from harm: I have some money saved to act as a buffer against unexpected bills.Helping and co-operating
Translations of “buffer”
in Spanish amortiguador…
in French tampon…
in German der Stoßdämpfer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保護, 緩衝物, 起緩衝作用的人…
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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