Learn how to say Buffer correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word buffer:
1a person or thing that reduces a shock or that forms a barrier between incompatible or antagonistic people or things:
family and friends can provide a buffer against stress
(buffers) British a pair of shock-absorbing pistons projecting from a cross-beam at the end of a railway track or on the front and rear of a railway vehicle.
2 (also buffer solution) Chemistry a solution which resists changes in pH when acid or alkali is added to it.
3 Computing a temporary memory area in which data is stored while it is being processed or transferred, especially one used while streaming video or downloading audio:
print speed is boosted by pages being formatted in a buffer while another is printing
1lessen or moderate the impact of (something):
the massage helped to buffer the strain
2treat with a chemical buffer:
add organic matter to buffer the resulting alkalinity
3 Computing store (data) in a buffer while it is being processed or transferred:
try buffering as much of the video stream as you can before you hit the ‘play’ button
hit the buffers
British come to a sudden unsuccessful end:
his world championship campaign looked as if it had hit the buffers
mid 19th century: probably from obsolete buff (verb), imitative of the sound of a blow to a soft body