OEM

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See also: öm and -öm

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.
  4. (Emergency services) Initialism of Office of Emergency Management.

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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