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  ( buffers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( buffering    present participle)   ( buffered    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A buffer is something that prevents something else from being harmed or that prevents two things from harming each other.  
oft N against/between n, N n  
Keep savings as a buffer against unexpected cash needs..., The Prison Service acts as a buffer between the minister and his critics.     
2       verb   If something is buffered, it is protected from harm.  
The company is buffered by long-term contracts with growers.      be V-ed, Also V n  
3       n-count   The buffers on a train or at the end of a railway line are two metal discs on springs that reduce the shock when a train hits them.  
  (mainly BRIT)   usu pl  
4       n-count   A buffer is an area in a computer's memory where information can be stored for a short time.     (COMPUTING)  

buffer state        ( buffer states    plural  ) A buffer state is a peaceful country situated between two or more larger hostile countries.      n-count  
Turkey and Greece were buffer states against the former Soviet Union.     
buffer zone        ( buffer zones    plural  ) A buffer zone is an area created to separate opposing forces or groups which belongs to neither of them.      n-count  
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United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
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