original equipment manufacturer

noun

: oem

Examples of original equipment manufacturer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Re-selling partnerships allow a company (the reseller) to purchase products or services from another company (the OEM [original equipment manufacturer] that embeds your product or the ISV [independent software vendor]) and sell them to its own customers. Alberto Yepez, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Extending the range of jet skis is a big part of the aftermarket and even original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market for these watercraft. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 29 Aug. 2023 Each one involved items whose original equipment manufacturer's parent company was TransDigm. Aliza Chasan, CBS News, 16 June 2023 Reasons include a greater need to use original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and the cost of scans/recalibration of the advanced driver assistance systems, which have been rising for ICE vehicles as well. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Jan. 2023 ElectraMeccanica has committed to be an American original equipment manufacturer and to fully assemble the SOLO vehicle in Mesa. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 13 Dec. 2022 For example, imagine a parts supplier to an industrial original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Lisa Caldwell, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 Also, ask whether the shop uses OEM (original equipment manufacturer) or aftermarket (equipment made by another company that may be used as a replacement) parts. Laura Daily, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2022 The more personal computing segment suffered due to negative growth in Windows OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and lower Xbox content and services revenues. Trefis Team, Forbes, 11 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of original equipment manufacturer was in 1967

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“Original equipment manufacturer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/original%20equipment%20manufacturer. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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