To buffer is to lessen or reduce the impact of sound or impact.(verb)
An example of buffer is to add insulation which buffers the sound from outside.
The definition of a buffer is something that keeps opposing elements separated or someone who helps people get along who are argumentative with each other.(noun)
See buffer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: buff, + -er
Origin: buff, v. + -er
See buffer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Probably from obsolete buff, to make a sound like a soft body being hit
Origin: , of imitative origin.
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