noun \ˌō-(ˌ)ē-ˈem\

Definition of OEM

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

Origin and Etymology of oem

original equipment manufacturer

First Known Use: 1968

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