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Buffer vs. Puffer

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  • Buffer (noun)

    Someone or something that buffs.

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

    A gap that isolates or separates two things.

  • Buffer (verb)

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

  • Buffer (verb)

    To store data in memory temporarily.

  • Buffer (verb)

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

  • Puffer (noun)

    Someone or something that puffs.

  • Puffer (noun)

    Any of several poisonous fish, of the family Tetraodontidae, which have the ability to inflate their bodies when in danger.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A manually-operated inhaler.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A train; a locomotive, usually one that is steam-powered.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A Clyde puffer, a kind of small ship.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A car left idling to warm up, emitting steam from the rear.

  • Puffer (noun)

    An insulated puffy jacket, such as a down jacket.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A person who gives exaggerated praise to a product, literary work, etc.

  • Puffer (noun)

    One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at auction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.

  • Puffer (noun)

    An alchemist; so named from their constant attendance to the bellows of their furnaces.

  • Puffer (noun)

    The common, or harbour, porpoise.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A kier used in dyeing.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A soffietta.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A finite pattern that moves like a spaceship but leaves a trail of debris.

Wiktionary
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  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer (noun)

    One who polishes with a buff.

  • Buffer (noun)

    A wheel for buffing; a buff.

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer (noun)

    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.

  • Buffer

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

  • Puffer (noun)

    One who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation.

  • Puffer (noun)

    One who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder.

  • Puffer (noun)

    Any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon of the family Tetraodontidae; - called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish. They are highly poisonous due to the presence of glands containing a potent toxin, tetrodotoxin. Nevertheless they are eaten as a delicacy in Japan, being prepared by specially licensed chefs who remove the poison glands.

  • Puffer (noun)

    A kier.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Buffer (noun)

    an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (noun)

    (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

  • Buffer (noun)

    a power tool used to buff surfaces

  • Buffer (noun)

    a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact

  • Buffer (noun)

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

  • Buffer (verb)

    add a buffer (a solution);

    "buffered saline solution for the eyes"

  • Buffer (verb)

    protect from impact;

    "cushion the blow"

  • Puffer (noun)

    delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

  • Puffer (noun)

    any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers

Princeton's WordNet
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