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buffer storage

[′bəf·ər ‚stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
A synchronizing element used between two different forms of storage in a computer; computation continues while transfers take place between buffer storage and the secondary or internal storage. Also known as buffer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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