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

Examples of OEM in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based on the preliminary magnitude, the quake was the strongest with an epicenter in New Jersey since 1783, according to NJ OEM records. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 5 Apr. 2024 Nissan is the first Formula E OEM to commit as a manufacturer for Formula E’s GEN4 technology, an agreement which will run from Season 13 (2026/27) through Season 16 (2029/30). Vitas Carosella, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 This is called original equipment manufacturer (OEM) telematics. Aliaksandr Kuushynau, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 In this case there would be additional factors to consider in respect of the value that the Applicant would bring to the Championship, in particular in respect of bringing a prestigious new OEM to the sport as a PU supplier. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Jan. 2024 Were the parts original equipment by the manufacturer (OEM) or generic? Daniel Bortz, Washington Post, 23 Jan. 2024 In 2021, this XJ220 was acquired by the consignor, who in 2023 commissioned Jaguar Minneapolis to perform an additional $65,000 of service work using OEM parts from the XJ220 specialists at Don Law Racing. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2024 How do convince an OEM to buy your Gemini battery, rather than take the easy path with a conventional battery from a familiar global supplier? Ijaz: First, trucks and SUVs on American roads or Autobahn conditions in Europe are suffering a real-world range problem. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Jan. 2024 But the fact that this deal was made with an OEM like Stellantis is still significant. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 7 Dec. 2023

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Word History


original equipment manufacturer

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of OEM was in 1968

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“OEM.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/OEM. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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