Science / Chemistry / Buffer: A solution that can maintain its ph value with little change when acids or bases are added to it. Buffer solutions are usually prepared as mixtures of a weak acid with its own salt or mixtures of salts of weak acids. For example, a 50:50 mixture of 1 M acetic acid and 1 M sodium acetate buffers ph around 4.7.

Buffer Strips

Business / Agriculture / Buffer Strips: Slender areas of permanent vegetation, often planted along the edge or the contour of a field, usually to slow the flow of water or the velocity of wind, in order to capture sediment and other materia MORE

Buffered Memory

Technology / Computers / Buffered Memory: Using a buffer to isolate the memory from the controller reduces the load on the chipset. This allows for more memory chips to be used. MORE

Riparian Buffer

Business / Agriculture / Riparian Buffer: A strip of vegetation along the bank of a body of water which slows the rate of flow of runoff from adjoining uplands, causing sediment and other materials to fall out onto the land before the runoff MORE