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1. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH.

Synonyms

  • chemical compound
  • compound

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Buffer

  • stuffer
  • stouffer
  • snuffer
  • bluffer
  • tougher
  • suffer
  • ruffer
  • rougher
  • puffer
  • nuffer
  • huffer
  • duffer

Example sentences of the word buffer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Buff the surface with your orbital buffer.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The exact size of this dirt buffer zone must be calculated by an engineer.

3. Verb, base form
Clay soils have an ability to buffer the effects of excess chemical fertilization.

2. buffer

verb. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] add a buffer (a solution).

Antonyms

  • decontaminate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

3. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track.

Synonyms

  • engine
  • locomotive engine
  • framework
  • railway locomotive
  • pilot
  • fender
  • locomotive

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

4. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring).

Synonyms

  • buff

Antonyms

  • nonvolatile storage
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

5. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact.

Synonyms

  • car
  • device
  • motorcar
  • automobile
  • machine
  • fender

Antonyms

  • smooth
  • simple
  • decrease
  • disintegrate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

6. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict.

Synonyms

  • zone

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

7. buffer

verb. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] protect from impact.

Synonyms

  • soften
  • modify

Antonyms

  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

8. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] a power tool used to buff surfaces.

Synonyms

  • polisher
  • power tool

Antonyms

  • take away
  • disassemble
  • sharpen

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)

9. buffer

noun. ['ˈbʌfɝ'] (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.

Synonyms

  • print buffer
  • random-access memory
  • read/write memory
  • memory device
  • frame buffer
  • random access memory
  • buffer store
  • memory cache
  • storage device
  • RAM
  • random memory
  • keyboard buffer
  • buffer storage

Antonyms

  • harden
  • stay
  • stand
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buff (English)
  • buffe (English)
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