buffer zone

  

Definition

A tract of land between two differently zoned areas. For example, a city might position a park between a commercial and residential district.

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  • By including buffer zones like parks, gardens and riding trails in their proposal, the urban developers were able to quickly dispel concerns about the effects of their industrial park on the lifestyle of the village inhabitants.

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  • You may need to have a buffer zone between you and another person that you do not get along with well.

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  • I needed a buffer zone between me and the others, cause if I didn't have it, then I would be really uncomfortable.

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