buffer zone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A neutral area between hostile or belligerent forces that serves to prevent conflict.
buffer zone - Business Definition
A defined area serving as a barrier that surrounds or separates a protected area. For example, a city zoning commission may require a buffer zone between a residential area and a commercial area.