OEM

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Acronym for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”.

Noun[edit]

OEM ‎(plural OEMs)

  1. A company that produces parts to be sold under another company's brand.
  2. A value-added reseller; company selling goods assembled from other companies' parts.
  3. All makers prior to initial retail sale, in contrast to aftermarket.

Usage notes[edit]

Especially automotive and computer hardware. Software with this label includes just a shrink-wrapped CD, without printed manual, without being inside a box, etc.

Adjective[edit]

OEM ‎(not comparable)

  1. Goods sold by an OEM (any definition).

Synonyms[edit]

  • (goods sold under another company's brand): white label

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