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buffer zone

Line breaks: buf¦fer zone

Definition of buffer zone in English:

noun

1A neutral area serving to separate hostile forces or nations: the soldiers quickly established a 2.5-mile-wide buffer zone between the opposing forces figurative the works fit in some buffer zone between categories
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  • Since then, UN peacekeeping troops brought to the island following intercommunal fighting in 1963 have patrolled a buffer zone separating the two communities.
  • In 1975, the island was partitioned into Greek and Turkish territories separated by a UN-occupied buffer zone.
  • The French troops withdrew, leaving a buffer zone separating the north and south and set up elections in order to form a government in the south.
1.1An area of land designated for environmental protection: each park will be bordered by a buffer zone where farming will be encouraged
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  • The project spans eight countries, from Mexico to Panama, and seeks to blend existing parks with buffer zones and protected corridors, creating a web of biological passages that will allow species to migrate from one area to another.
  • As Bob Phelps mentioned, the size of the buffer zone separating GE and non GE crops on farms is contentious.
  • The plan divides the waterway into four major sub-areas - the protection zone, buffer zone, exploitation zone and reserve zone.

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