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Buffer may refer to:
Separating or cushioning
- Buffer zone, a region separating two areas, possibly to segregate or conjoin them
- Buffer state, a country separating two rival or hostile powers, thought to prevent conflict between them
- Buffer (rail transport), a device that cushions impacts between vehicles
- Buffer stop, a device that keeps rail vehicles on tracks
- Recoil buffer, a firearm component
- Buffer solution, a solution used to prevent changes in pH
- Buffering agent, the weak acid or base in a buffer solution
- Metal ion buffer
- Buffer gas, an inert or nonflammable gas
- Lysis buffer
- Mineral redox buffer
- buffering in OS, it is one of the method to increase the CPU utilization. The basic idea behind buffering is to keep both input/output and CPU busy. A buffer is a temporary storage location for data while the data is being transferred. A buffer can be used for the following purpose-
1. During the write process, a buffer can be used as a work area where control words can be inserted into a data stream. The blocked data is then written to the device. 2. When data access is random, the same data may be requested many times. A cache is a buffer that keeps old request in the buffer in case these requests are needed again.
- Data buffer, memory used temporarily to store output or input data while it is transferred.
- Framebuffer, a type of data buffer for use in graphical display
- Optical buffer, a device that stores optically transmitted data
- Buffer amplifier, an isolating circuit used in electronics or telecommunications
- Buffer (optical fiber), a component of a fiber optic cable
- Buffer (GIS), a zone around a map feature
- Buffer (application)
- Bruce Buffer (born 1957), American sports announcer for UFC events
- Michael Buffer (born 1944), American sports announcer for boxing and wrestling events
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