un·​buf·​fered ˌən-ˈbə-fərd How to pronounce unbuffered (audio)
: not buffered: such as
: not marked off by a protective zone or device
unbuffered bike lanes
… hit an unbuffered concrete wall …Brant James
chemistry : not treated with a neutralizing substance
unbuffered acids
computers : not collected in a buffer (see buffer entry 1 sense 5)
unbuffered memory

Examples of unbuffered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And importantly for a child, when there is no adult to help provide a protective bubble around them through supportive relationships, stress can become toxic, and unbuffered. Natalia V. Osipova and Tawanda Scott Sambou, CNN, 23 Sep. 2021 Most of Denver’s on-street bike lanes are unprotected and unbuffered, meaning that only a stripe of paint separates automobiles from cyclists and scooters. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbuffered was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Unbuffered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuffered. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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