buffer zone


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buffer zone

n.
A neutral area between hostile or belligerent forces that serves to prevent conflict.

buffer zone

n
an area lying between two states and providing each with protection from the other

buff′er zone`


n.
1. a neutral zone between two hostile nations, designed to prevent acts of aggression.
2. any area serving to mitigate or neutralize potential conflict.
[1905–10]

buffer zone

1. A defined area controlled by a peace operations force from which disputing or belligerent forces have been excluded. A buffer zone is formed to create an area of separation between disputing or belligerent forces and reduce the risk of renewed conflict. Also called area of separation in some United Nations operations. Also called BZ. See also area of separation; line of demarcation; peace operations.
2. A conical volume centered on the laser's line of sight with its apex at the aperture of the laser, within which the beam will be contained with a high degree of certainty. It is determined by the buffer angle. See also laser.
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Noun1.buffer zone - a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
Translations

buffer zone

nzona f cuscinetto inv
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The Thomas More Law Center successfully challenged the constitutionality of Portland's 39-foot buffer zone ordinance in federal court and obtained a judgment declaring that the buffer zone violated the First Amendment.
The buffer zone that divides the two sides is a good place to start," he said.
A national guard patrol found this morning at dawn two Toyota cars, abandoned on the buffer zone of El Manzla.
Turkey needed a trustworthy partner to create a buffer zone in Northern Syria and Abu Jaber was not able to settle the internal differences of Ahrar al-Sham and had a negative stance on the creation of a buffer zone," he added.
Harhour said that the new Rafah city will be constructed behind the buffer zone, which is set to be 5 km in depth along the border with Gaza.
The sources stressed that unusual IOF activity was reported along the buffer zone in Gaza and specifically east of al-Maghazi refugee camp.
As for the illegal settlement of Mevo Dotan, to the west of Jenin, a road was built in the buffer zone to connect the settlement with a new outpost nearby, noted Haartez.
Border evacuations began as the armed forces start to create a buffer zone along Egypt's border with Gaza in order to eliminate smuggling tunnels underneath the border.
FipkeCo will sell its 10% interest in the Buffer Zone for US$17 million, subject to adjustments to reflect joint venture contributions and distributions since June 30, 2012, as well as interest from that date.
Walz, a former state representative, was a lead sponsor of the bill behind the 2007 buffer zone law, which mandated that protesters be at least 35 feet away from the entrances of abortion clinics.
The boundaries of this buffer zone should be consistent with those of the Saharan zone existent since 1989, the minister specified after a meeting held on Thursday in Carthage with Interim President Moncef Marzouki, in the presence of Chief of Staff of the Army Brigadier General Salah Hamdi and Inspector General of the armed forces Brigadier General Mohamed Nafti.
SelE*uk Ecolakoy-lu, expert at the Ankara-based International Strategic Research Organization (USAK), said in remarks to Today's Zaman that Turkey, as a frontline country in this crisis, has some good arguments for the buffer zone but does not have the necessary support at this time.