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buff·er 1

 (bŭf′ər)
n.
1. One that buffs, especially a piece of soft leather or cloth used to shine or polish.
2. A buffing wheel.

buff·er 2

 (bŭf′ər)
n.
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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buffering

(ˈbʌfərɪŋ)
n
(Computer Science) computing temporary storage of data
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Translations

buffering

[ˈbʌfərɪŋ] N (Comput) → almacenamiento m en memoria intermedia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

buffering

[ˈbʌfərɪŋ] n (COMPUTING) (= storage) → mise f en mémoire tampon (= use) → utilisation f de la mémoire tamponbuffer memory n (COMPUTING)mémoire f tamponbuffer state nétat m tamponbuffer zone nzone f tampon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

buffering

n (Comput) → Pufferung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

buffering

[ˈbʌfərɪŋ] n (Comput) → bufferizzazione f, memorizzazione f transitoria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Every site he tried offered stuttering and buffering video. Streaming Media columnist Paul Riismandel noted on his Facebook account that inauguration day reminded him that "the internet is not ready to replace broadcast TV." Compare that with this January, when Akamai reported supporting 4.6 million concurrent viewers at peak for its broadcast partners.
So you better expect lagging phone calls and buffering video messaging specially when you are not in 3G or LTE.