OEM

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See also: öm and -öm

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Initialism of 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.

Coordinate terms[edit]
  • OEE (original equipment equivalent)

Adjective[edit]

OEM (not comparable)

  1. Goods sold by an OEM (any definition).
Synonyms[edit]
  • (goods sold under another company's brand): white label
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation

Noun[edit]

OEM (plural OEMs)

  1. (emergency services) Initialism of Office of Emergency Management.

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