n. a reserve or temporary storage of memory for future use. In computer science, also refers to that region of memory (cache) where data is temporarily stored before being deleted or transferred.

BUFFER: "Short-term memory, for instance, is a human buffer against forgetting the most recent events."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BUFFER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/buffer/ (accessed September 20, 2021).