Synonyms for buffer


1. buffer, compound, chemical compound
usage: (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
2. buffer zone, buffer, zone
usage: a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
3. fender, buffer, cowcatcher, pilot, framework
usage: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
4. buffer, buffer storage, buffer store, memory device, storage device
usage: (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
5. buffer, polisher, power tool
usage: a power tool used to buff surfaces
6. buffer, fender, device
usage: a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
7. buff, buffer, implement
usage: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)


1. buffer, modify
usage: add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"
2. cushion, buffer, soften, modify
usage: protect from impact; "cushion the blow"


1. buff, chromatic (vs. achromatic)
usage: of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather
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