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buff·er 1

1. One that buffs, especially a piece of soft leather or cloth used to shine or polish.
2. A buffing wheel.

buff·er 2

1. Something that lessens or absorbs the shock of an impact.
2. One that protects by intercepting or moderating adverse pressures or influences: "A sense of humor ... may have served as a buffer against the ... shocks of disappointment" (James Russell Lowell).
3. Something that separates potentially antagonistic entities, as an area between two rival powers that serves to lessen the danger of conflict.
4. Chemistry A solution that resists a change in acidity when an acid or base is added to it, or a substance that facilitates this resistance.
5. Computers A device or area used to store data temporarily.
tr.v. buff·ered, buff·er·ing, buff·ers
1. To act as a buffer for or between.
2. Chemistry To treat (a solution) with a buffer.
3. Computers To hold or collect (data) in a buffer.

[Probably from obsolete buff, to make a sound like a soft body being hit, of imitative origin.]
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adj amortiguado
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(2) An energy storage mechanism: the solid backfill materials must be buffered, which means that the kinetic energy must be converted into other forms of energy that can be dissipated.
The new devices enable two different signals to be buffered while remaining synchronous with one another; one channel can be used for a clock, the other for a synchronization signal or data, as applicable in device clock and SYSREF signal distribution in JESD204B applications.
NPS a rapid access to on-chip buffered data and to re-use this data as many times as required by NPS without using external memory bandwidth [4,5].
It is dielectric and fully dry and has 900 um buffered fibres.
Beginning in fall 2007, 14 buffered fields were randomly assigned to one of three disturbance treatments (disked, n = 5; burned, n = 5; control, n = 4).
where B(t - 1) represents buffered data at time t - 1, T (t - 1) is the server sending rate at the time interval [t - 1, t], and the C(t - 1, t) is the amount of data stream consumed by receivers' playback at the time interval [t - 1, t].
Additionally, comparison between shallow and deep dissolved organic C and N[O.sub.3]-N data suggest that higher dissolved organic C concentrations result in lower N[O.sub.3]-N levels within the buffered area (see Figures 4 and 6).
The system restores the buffered products into the line according to performance of the following machines.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced memory technology, has announced sample production of the next-generation memory module for servers and workstations--a fully buffered, dual in-line memory module (FB DIMM) based on DDR2 technology.