un·​buf·​fered | \ ˌən-ˈbə-fərd How to pronounce unbuffered (audio) \

Definition of unbuffered

: not buffered: such as
a : not marked off by a protective zone or device unbuffered bike lanes … hit an unbuffered concrete wall …— Brant James
b chemistry : not treated with a neutralizing substance unbuffered acids
c computers : not collected in a buffer (see buffer entry 2 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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First Known Use of unbuffered

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbuffered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbuffered. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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