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buffer zone

a neutral zone or area between two potentially hostile nations, designed to prevent any overt acts of aggression.
any area serving to mitigate or neutralize potential conflict.
Origin of buffer zone
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for buffer zone
  • There should be a buffer zone between the agenda-laden politicians and the true, knowledge-seeking scientists.
  • Others share a vision of the buffer zone as a peace park, dedicated to biodiversity and ecotourism.
  • We concluded that the parks are really in jeopardy by buffer zone villagers and poaching.
  • Yet he also ruled out intervening to create a buffer zone.
  • The aim is to set up a buffer zone between the warring armies and factions.
  • By the end of last year, rebels backed by the three had created a buffer zone in the east of the country.
  • The partial elimination of the buffer zone carries risks.
  • As for parents who feel that they need a buffer zone from their children, maybe they shouldn't have kids in the first place.
  • New buildings went up on what had effectively been a buffer zone of scrubland and, later, parking lots.
  • Replace lawn next to the lake with a six to eight-foot-wide buffer zone of low-growing plants.
British Dictionary definitions for buffer zone

buffer zone

an area lying between two states and providing each with protection from the other
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