buffer
  • A segment of computer memory utilized to temporarily store information that awaits transfer or processing. Used, for instance, to compensate for differences in operating speeds. Also called buffer memory, buffer storage (2), or input buffer.
  • A circuit, device, or component which helps prevent undesirable interactions between other circuits, devices, or components.
  • An amplifier which isolates successive stages to help prevent undesirable interactions between them. Also called buffer amplifier, or isolation amplifier.

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