Definitions for "Buffer"
a data storage device or portion of memory used to temporarily store input or output data until the receiving device is ready to process it.
An area of computer memory that is used to temporarily store data.
To save all incoming data in memory. Most term programs have buffers. Usually what is saved to buffer is then manually saved to disk by the user.
a substance or mixture of substances which can absorb or neutralize a certain quantity of acid or base and thus keep the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution (as measured by pH) relatively stable. Sometimes the term is used in a medical context to mean antacid.
to add a buffer{5} to (a solution), so as to reduce unwanted fluctuation of acidity.
A substance used to treat the water and to counteract changes in the pH.
An extremely fine-grit manicure tool used to shine the surface of the nail.
A zone or strip of land that shields one area from another. Commonly used along streams or as visual barriers. bug kill. Tree or timber stands killed by insects.
A naturally vegetated area established or managed to protect aquatic, wetland, shoreline, and terrestrial environments from man made disturbances.
A zone of specified distance from selected features.
A zone of a specified distance around features in a coverage. Buffers can be set at constant or variable distance based on feature attributes. The resulting buffer zones form polygonal coverages.
Used in the context of GIS; a buffer is a zone of a specified distance around a feature in a
Keywords:  boatswain, mate, navy, chief, senior
The chief bosun's mate (in the Royal Navy), responsible for discipline.
This is a slang term for the chief boatwain's mate, usually the senior Boatswain.
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.
The material that surrounds the fibre cladding
A layer of liquidity protection in a stable value fund to pay withdrawals before they must be paid from an investment contract under the fund’s withdrawal protocol. Typically the buffer is a STIF, but the term may refer to plan cash flow or some other protective dollar cushion.
A layer of material, usually thermoplastic, applied in addition to the optical fiber coating, which provides protection from stress and handling. There are two types of buffers, tight and loose. In tight buffer constructions, the thermoplastic is extruded directly over the coated fiber. In loose buffer constructions, the coated fiber "floats" within a buffer tube that is usually filled with a non-hygroscopic gel.
In project scheduling, buffer is the time added to the schedule by the program manager to help the project team accommodate unexpected problems and changes. A buffer is typically created by setting an internal deadline that occurs sooner than the external one that has been publicized.
A buffer is a task added to the schedule with no specific purpose except to account for unexpected delays. This practice involves either adding extra tasks or padding existing tasks at strategic points in the schedule where overruns are “expected”. There are times when buffers are useful. For example, on a year-long project, if every programmer has two weeks of vacation and on average takes one week of sick days, then the project is guaranteed to lose three person-weeks of effort over the course of the year. The project manager could sprinkle three person-weeks of buffers at strategic points in the schedule in order to accommodate for this known loss. The use of buffers in this case is appropriate, because the size of the loss is known. However, there are many times when buffers are abused. The idea that overruns are expected means that there is an implicit assumption that the estimate is incorrect. Buffers should not be used to add time to compensate for an inaccurate estimate.
Time added to a project schedule to help the project team accommodate unexpected problems and changes. Synonymous with PMI Body of Knowledge reserve, which may be applied to either schedule or cost. A buffer is typically created by setting an internal deadline that occurs sooner than the external one that has been publicized.
An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.
A pad or cushion forming the end of a fender, which receives the blow; -- sometimes called buffing apparatus.
an apparatus, such as one of the two at each end of a railway carriage, for absorbing the concussion between a moving body and something against which it strikes.
Keywords:  lvr, exceeded, margin, valuation, falls
The amount by which the LVR can be exceeded after which a margin call is made.
The amount by which your loan-to-valuation (LVR) can be exceeded (eg. because of share price falls) before the lender initiates a margin call.
Buffers are sponges in nature. Natural buffers hold water to prevent flooding, detoxify poisonous chemistry from the air and water, retain biological integrity during times of ecological stress, etc.
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Any part intended to absorb shock or check recoil.
something that lessens or absorbs an impact. A buffered drug is commonly a tablet that has been coated with a substance that prevents stomach upset.
A device designed to stop a descending car or counterweight beyond its normal limit of travel by storing or absorbing and dissipating the kinetic energy of the car counterweight. A buffer can be a spring buffer or oil buffer.
One who polishes with a buff.
Any machine or tool used for buffing, or putting a gloss on a surface. This could include an actual buffing machine, a modified bench grinder, a Dremel with a buffing wheel attachment, or a pair of blue jeans. Cabochon (Cab) A polished, rounded stone (or polymer clay piece), flat on the back and domed on the top. Lapis, turquoise and opals are stones which are commonly formed into cabs.
Keywords:  appname, ina, img, src, bmp
A buffer is a sequence of bytes. It can be text, images, wave files, etc.!-- if (navigator.appName=="Netscape") { document.write("img src='separation.bmp' x-maintain-ratio='TRUE' height='14' width='687' border='0'");} else { document.write("img src='separation.bmp' x-maintain-ratio='TRUE' style='border-style: none; height: 14px; float: none; width: 687px;' height='14' width='687' border='0'");
A built-ina write signal that can be read by the source block.
A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; -- usually said of an elderly man.
Two definitions: 1. As Cache 2. Elderly user who thinks teletypes (see teletype) are new technology.
Insulating material used as an electrical barrier. Separates the dies and decreases arcing of r.f. . Phenolic, fish paper, glassine, teflon, glass, mylar, silicone fiberglass, etc.
a barrier.
Keywords:  isolate, amplifier, unity, load, source
Generally referred to as a unity gain amplifier, a buffer is used to isolate the signal source from the load. A buffer can be used for digital or analog signals.
An amplifier used to isolate the load from the source.
An amplifier used to isolate a load from a source.
A quantity of materials awaiting further processing. It can refer to raw materials, semifinished stores or hold points, or a work backlog that is purposely maintained behind a work centre. In the theory of constraints, buffers can be time or material and support throughput and/or due date performance. Buffers can be maintained at the constraint, convergent points (with a constraint part), divergent points, and shipping points.
An empty variable/object that will hold information usually from a function. Buffers also hold information that still needs to be processed, like a map buffer holds parts of the map which might still need to be clipped or processed in some other way.
Every investment has risks. Margin Lending is no exception. However, to help protect you from fluctuations in the share market that could result in a margin call the following buffers are 'built-in' to the value of your investment: 10% of the market value of managed funds and shares on our Acceptable Securities List.
Chemicals that serve to prevent fluctuations in pH.
An agent added to the spa to prevent large fluctuations in the water's pH.
Additive which maintains a required range of pH in aqueous compositions. Syn. pH-stabilizer
chemicals that help to stabilize the pH. In pools and spas, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is typically used to create a buffer that helps keep the pH in the optimum range.
An ingredient that helps to stabilize the pH of a product, to extend shelf life, and/or make the product more gentle for the skin.
Keywords:  framebuffer, see
see framebuffer
Keywords:  skimmer, ozone
Keywords:  burnishers, rpm, beside, rotary, walk
A slang term for a buffing machine. Rotary floor machines are sometimes called "swing machines" or "side to side buffers." Buffers are usually between 175 and 300 rpm. Burnishers are usually above 1000 rpm.
A walk-beside sanding machine used for fine sanding, commonly called "screening."
Mechanical tension control assembly
An object (such as a hydrocarbon product)used to separate two batches in a pipeline. bulk-fuel tank assembly See BFTA
Keywords:  bitplanes, stencil, deity, alpha, pagan
A group of bitplanes that store a single component (such as depth or green) or a single index (such as the color index or the stencil index). Sometimes the red, green, blue, and alpha buffers together are referred to as the color buffer, rather than the color buffers. God's programming language. The object-oriented programming language of a pagan deity.
Expression for unused credit line or cash.
Unused credit facility or cash reserves.
An emitter follower that is commonly used for imedance matching. The buffer has high input impedance, low output impedance, and no voltage phase shift from input to output.
Keywords:  jitter, see
See Jitter Buffer.
Puffer: A resilient stop at the end of travel, and comprising a means of braking using fluids or springs (or other similar means).
any object or person that shields another object or person from harm, shock, or annoyance; as, the President's staff is his buffer from constant interruptions of his work.
Chemical agents that are used to maintain a constant pH level.
A unit of eight bits. A byte is approximately equal to one character. Cartridge The mechanism that moves the BJ Cartridge across the paper on the printer platen.
Used by switches and routers, it allows to stock packets before transmition.
Keywords:  horded, influence, parcels, later, sold
Parcels of stock horded an later sold to influence prices.
Keywords:  trams, timber, road, maker, hard
A piece of hard timber on both ends of the trams or road maker.
Keywords:  dram, see
see “DRAM Buffer
Keywords:  pending, definition
Definition pending.
Keywords:  umbrella, lies, excess, upper, coverage
Coverage which lies between the upper limits of the primary insurer and the beginning of the umbrella or excess policy.
Keywords:  corridor, see
see Corridor
The buffer is the basic editing unit; one buffer corresponds to one text being edited. You can have several buffers, but at any time you are editing only one, the `current buffer,' though several can be visible when you are using multiple windows (q.v.). Most buffers are visiting (q.v.) some file. See section N. Using Multiple Buffers.
editing happens in buffers
Keywords:  api, trace, destination, ring, kind
A ring buffer that contains trace messages. One kind of destination. An object of class BufferDestination (see the API).
Keywords:  nude, programmer, works
Programmer who works in the nude.
Keywords:  wheel
A wheel for buffing; a buff.
Keywords:  click, details
Click here for details.
Keywords:  credits