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Amplifier vs. Buffer

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Amplifiernoun

Anything that amplifies, or makes something larger or more intense.

Buffernoun

Someone or something that buffs.

Amplifiernoun

(linguistics) An adverb that adds intensity, such as "really" or "totally".

Buffernoun

(chemistry) A solution used to stabilize the pH (acidity) of a liquid.

Amplifiernoun

(electronics) An appliance or circuit that increases the strength of a weak electrical signal without changing the other characteristics of the signal.

Buffernoun

(computing) A portion of memory set aside to store data, often before it is sent to an external device or as it is received from an external device.

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Amplifiernoun

(music) A portable encasement that houses a large speaker, used to amplify voices and musical instruments at live performances.

Buffernoun

(mechanical) Anything used to maintain slack or isolate different objects.

Amplifiernoun

A lens that enlarges the field of vision.

Buffernoun

(telecommunications) A routine or storage medium used to compensate for a difference in rate of flow of data, or time of occurrence of events, when transferring data from one device to another.

Amplifiernoun

One who or that which amplifies.

Buffernoun

(rail) A device on trains and carriages designed to cushion the impact between them.

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Amplifiernoun

electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it

Buffernoun

(rail) The metal barrier to help prevent trains from running off the end of the track.

Amplifier

An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current). It is a two-port electronic circuit that uses electric power from a power supply to increase the amplitude of a signal applied to its input terminals, producing a proportionally greater amplitude signal at its output.

Buffernoun

An isolating circuit, often an amplifier, used to minimize the influence of a driven circuit on the driving circuit.

Buffernoun

A buffer zone (such as a demilitarized zone) or a buffer state.

Buffernoun

(colloquial) A good-humoured, slow-witted fellow, usually an elderly man.

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Buffernoun

(figurative) A gap that isolates or separates two things.

Bufferverb

To use a buffer or buffers; to isolate or minimize the effects of one thing on another.

Bufferverb

(computing) To store data in memory temporarily.

Bufferverb

(chemistry) To maintain the acidity of a solution near a chosen value by adding an acid or a base.

Buffernoun

An elastic apparatus or fender, for deadening the jar caused by the collision of bodies; as, a buffer at the end of a railroad car.

Buffernoun

One who polishes with a buff.

Buffernoun

A wheel for buffing; a buff.

Buffernoun

A good-humored, slow-witted fellow; - usually said of an elderly man.

Buffernoun

a substance or mixture of substances which can absorb or neutralize a certain quantity of acid or base and thus keep the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution (as measured by pH) relatively stable. Sometimes the term is used in a medical context to mean antacid.

Buffernoun

a data storage device or portion of memory used to temporarily store input or output data until the receiving device is ready to process it.

Buffernoun

any object or person that shields another object or person from harm, shock, or annoyance; as, the President's staff is his buffer from constant interruptions of his work.

Bufferverb

to add a buffer{5} to (a solution), so as to reduce unwanted fluctuation of acidity.

Buffernoun

an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

Buffernoun

an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

Buffernoun

(computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system

Buffernoun

a power tool used to buff surfaces

Buffernoun

a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact

Buffernoun

an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

Bufferverb

add a buffer (a solution);

‘buffered saline solution for the eyes’;

Bufferverb

protect from impact;

‘cushion the blow’;

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