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verb [transitive] buffer pronunciation in British English /ˈbʌfə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybuffer
he/she/itbuffers
present participlebuffering
past tensebuffered
past participlebuffered
  1. 1
    to help protect something from harm or damage

    a savings plan that can help buffer your earnings against inflation

  2. 2
    computing if a computer buffers information, it keeps it temporarily in an area of its memory when you are sending it from one system or program to another

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