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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
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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
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buffering

n (Comput) → Pufferung f
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buffering

[ˈbʌfərɪŋ] n (Comput) → bufferizzazione f, memorizzazione f transitoria
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The initial playback latency due to video buffering degrades the QoE if the time is too long.
Therefore, a buffering device, which is installed at the bottom of the vertical feed shaft, is necessary to protect the lower part of the feeding shaft and the facilities in the materials storage bin.
The easier means are related to the "back part" of the system, which let's say is the buffering apparatus.
The result show that buffering is a promising solution to cooperative networks that enhances degree of freedom and reduces outage probability.
Our research goal was to increase understanding of the effectiveness of alternative buffering strategies in the conservation and protection of headwater streams during timber harvest.
For many years, researchers accepted the so-called rule of thumb (or bandwidth delay product, BDP) to obtain the amount of buffering needed at a router's output interface.
In many low-power but high-speed ADCs, the input pins are directly connected to the sample/hold circuit, without buffering or isolation.
Buffering with inventory is the most commonly known strategy.
Simulations make the case for uneven buffering, placed appropriately between workstations.
A new dynamic buffering system for PET bottle conveyors operates as a bypass when production is running smoothly or as a buffer system in cases of downstream stoppages.
The differential speed from the infeed and discharge conveyors determines the position of the transfer carriage and thus the storage capacity that can be used for buffering.