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Buffer - definitions

Buffer - A temporary-storage device used to compensate for a difference in data rate and data flow between two devices (typically a computer and a printer); also called a spooler.

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Buffer - The location between each operation in a production line that contains in-process parts. Typically a conveyor, roller-rack, or CML (continuously-moving-line).

The size of the buffer is governed by the average cycle times for each operation. A machine with a low cycle time feeding to a machine with a higher cycle time will typically have a large buffer in order to prevent blocking the first machine.

See also Level of Buffering and Lean Buffering.

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buffer -

   (1) [spatial analysis] A zone around a map feature measured in units of distance or time. A buffer is useful for proximity analysis.
   (2) [spatial analysis] A polygon enclosing a point, line, or polygon at a specified distance.
   (3) [computing] Space on a computer disk or RAM that has been allocated for temporary storage. This temporary storage may also be called a spooler when it is used to hold data in memory before the data is sent to another machine, such as a printer.

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