Original Equipment Manufacturer

A company that has a special relationship with computer producers: OEMs buy computers in bulk and customize them for a particular application; then they sell the customized computer under their own name. The term is really a misnomer because OEMs are not the original manufacturers; they are customizers of other people's products.

This is also a chat acronym that means "Operator Equipment Mismatch."Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.  

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NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware

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