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typeahead buffer[′tīp·ə‚hed ′bəf·ər]
A temporary storage device in a keyboard or microcomputer that holds information typed on the keyboard before the central processing unit is ready to accept it.
keyboard bufferA memory bank or reserved memory area that stores keystrokes until the program can accept them. It lets fast typists continue typing while the program catches up. Also called a "type-ahead buffer."