[ oh-ee-em ]

abbreviation, noun
  1. original equipment manufacturer:

    • a firm that purchases complex equipment, as computers, from manufacturers and modifies or combines different components for resale.

    • a firm that manufactures components or parts included in the finished product made by another.

Origin of OEM

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for OEM


abbreviation for
  1. original equipment manufacturer: a computer company whose products are made by customizing basic parts supplied by others

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