JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
よう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

is an ateji (当て字) spelling of (shi), the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of する (suru, to do).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

仕様(しよう) (shiyō (kyūjitai 仕樣, historical kana しやう)

  1. means, method
  2. Short for 仕様書 (shiyōsho, spec, technical specification).
    それは仕様(しよう)です。
    Sore wa shiyō desu.
    It's not a bug; it's a feature. / It is by design.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN