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buffer 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈbəfər/,
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buffers, plural;
  1. Lessen or moderate the impact of (something)
    • - the massage helped to buffer the strain
  2. Treat with a chemical buffer
    • - add organic matter to buffer the resulting alkalinity
Noun
  1. A person or thing that prevents incompatible or antagonistic people or things from coming into contact with or harming each other
    • - family and friends can provide a buffer against stress
  2. A solution that resists changes in pH when acid or alkali is added to it. Buffers typically involve a weak acid or alkali together with one of its salts

  3. A temporary memory area or queue used when transferring data between devices or programs operating at different speeds


  1. (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  2. add a buffer (a solution); "buffered saline solution for the eyes"
  3. buffer zone: a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
  4. cushion: protect from impact; "cushion the blow"
  5. fender: an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
  6. (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
  7. A buffer solution is an aqueous solution consisting of a mixture of a weak acid and its conjugate base or a weak base and its conjugate acid. It has the property that the pH of the solution changes very little when a small amount of strong acid or base is added to it. ...
  8. A buffer in GIS is a zone around a map feature measured in units of distance or time. A buffer is useful for proximity analysis.
  9. Buffer is the colloquial title for the senior seaman sailor in a Commonwealth of Nations Navy ship. The formal title is Chief Boatswain's Mate.
  10. In a fiber optic cable, a buffer is one type of component used to encapsulate one or more optical fibers for the purpose of providing such functions as mechanical isolation, protection from physical damage and fiber identification.
  11. A buffer is a part of the buffers-and-chain coupling system used on the railway systems of many countries, among them most of those in Europe, for attaching railway vehicles to one another.
  12. In computer science, a buffer is a region of memory used to temporarily hold data while it is being moved from one place to another. ...
  13. Someone or something that buffs; A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid; A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device; Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects; A ...
  14. (buffest) Superlative form of buff
  15. (Buffered (Paper)) Acid free and contains 2% calcium carbonate (or other compound) to act as a barrier to reduce future acid contamination.  See Also Archival webpage
  16. (Buffered) Also known as registered memory because the modules have a register that places a smaller electric load on the memory. This allows the devices to be more stable. Essentially, the data is being cached in the RAM. ...
  17. (Buffered) Products capable of maintaining the core of a solution. (Buffered paper prevents acid from moving from a photograph to a paper).
  18. (Buffered) Resistance to change in pH as a result of the presence in water of a weak acid and its salts
  19. (Buffered) leather is also known as suede or nubuc. This is where the surface of the leather has been buffed or abrasion.
  20. (Buffered) paper contains alkaline materials into the paper-making process, in order to offset or cancel out the effects of acids.
  21. (Buffered) refers to pills that include an antacid to neutralizing stomach acid, which may help reduce stomach upset or increase BIOAVAILABILITY of a drug.
  22. (buffered) A term used to describe material to which slightly water-soluble acid or base has been added in order to stabilize the pH. In paper, this is an alkaline substance (e.g. ...
  23. (buffered) Data that is collected but not made immediately available. For example streaming media data viewable using a tool like RealMedia Player is buffered.
  24. (buffered) The addition of an alkaline reserve to a material to control the pH over an extended time. Commonly used in the paper industry to identify that alkaline filler has been added during the papermaking process to offset any acid that is present or that it may come in contact with later. ...
  25. Buffered items have an alkaline filler. This prevents acid from one item from being transferred to another.