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buffer zone

noun
1.
a neutral zone or area between two potentially hostile nations, designed to prevent any overt acts of aggression.
2.
any area serving to mitigate or neutralize potential conflict.
Origin of buffer zone
1905-1910
1905-10
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buffer zone

noun
1.
an area lying between two states and providing each with protection from the other
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