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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
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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