Something that prevents two things from encountering each other. Especially when the things would harm each other on contact.rM4 In a system viewpoint, a buffer is additional stock that keeps a system’s operations from its failure or recovery modes.rM3

  1. Donella H. Meadows and Diana Wright, Thinking in Systems: A Primer (White River Junction, Vt: Chelsea Green Pub, 2008). (See notes.)

  2. Greg McKeown, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, First Edition (New York: Crown Business, 2014). (See notes.)