OEM

noun
\ ˌō-(ˌ)ē-ˈem How to pronounce OEM (audio) \

Definition of OEM

: one that produces complex equipment (such as a computer system) from components usually bought from other manufacturers

First Known Use of OEM

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for OEM

original equipment manufacturer

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“OEM.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OEM. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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