buffer - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
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