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(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH

a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict

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an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

a power tool used to buff surfaces

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a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact

an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block

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add a buffer (a solution)

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protect from impact

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The proposed scheme calculates the initial thresholds of the quality control region using the bandwidth utilization [u.sub.init] and the buffer level [B.sub.init] shortly after the initial buffering, as given in (8).
In the initial buffering, the buffer level increases abruptly due to the segment request for the low video quality.
Thus, the solid material vertical feeding system primarily consists of the ground processing, vertical feeding, and buffering systems, in which the vertical feeding system is mainly the feeding shaft and the buffering system is composed of the buffering device, as shown in Figure 1.
In order to minimize the kinetic energy of the solid backfill materials which fall to the bottom of the shaft, the buffering structure or device should be provided with the following features:
(A product or system is defined as lean if it is accomplished with minimal buffering costs.) However, in an immature theater, they should be more concerned about metrics that align with responsiveness, flexibility, and coordination, such as equipment and personnel availability, communications status, and time spent awaiting transportation.
At this pH, the buffet" system has the highest buffering potential because it has equal amounts of substrate in each form and, thus, can readily respond to either an acid or alkali load.
Of the systems listed, phosphate has a pKa closest to normal plasma pH and, thus, has the greatest buffering potential for plasma.
It isn't enough to have a fast network and data buffering if the storage solution used to store video data degrades performance or loses data.
We present the design, the implementation, and the performance of IO-Lite, a unified I/O buffering and caching system for general-purpose operating systems.
IO-Lite avoids redundant data copying (decreasing I/O overhead), avoids multiple buffering (increasing effective file cache size), and permits performance optimizations across subsystems (e.g., application-specific file cache replacement and cached Internet checksums).
A final point to note is that the constraint resource is of paramount importance to a production system -- simply buffering it is insufficient.
On chip image buffering schemes can be categorized as Partial Buffering (PB) schemes and Full Buffering (FB) schemes.
Video streaming systems with the proposed dynamic buffering scheme require full knowledge and central management of all peer resource usage to find source peers (parents) and to balance the distribution of descriptions.
Our research shows that buffering wetlands is a management approach that offers environmental benefits and is only slightly less economically beneficial than farming through wetlands in the corn and soybean producing region of eastern S.D.
Though it yields an almost immediate and potentially revitalizing increase in pH, its benefits vanish as the water containing the buffering agent flushes out of the system and is replaced by untreated water.