n. the act of protecting the person against stressful emotional and psychological experiences. In psychotherapy, this is usually accomplished by surrounding one's self with a support group. Also, in commerce and industry, refers to protecting the stability of business operations by providing a safety margin.

BUFFERING: "Buffering in sales means ensuring a safety margin through a reasonable excess in inventory."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BUFFERING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/buffering/ (accessed July 6, 2020).