buffer zone

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of buffer zone

: a neutral area separating conflicting forces; broadly : an area designed to separate

Examples of buffer zone in a Sentence

  1. There must be a 500-foot buffer zone between the river and the new buildings.

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First Known Use of buffer zone

1908

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Definition of buffer zone for English Language Learners

  • : an area that keeps two things separated


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buffer zone

noun

legal Definition of buffer zone

: an area designed to separate: as
a : an area with certain boundaries beyond which protestors may not pass
b : an area separating land used for different purposes
  • a buffer zone between the development and the park

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