以 means 'or'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 128   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 32 words   Used in 76 words   Used in 678 names   Component in 6 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    もっ by means of, because, in view of, compared with
Name    もち
⿲  𠄌 () hook   dot   person  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 以 is used 8 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 以 is used 65 times, read 2 ways.
イ : 49 words FIND ALL
1. not exceeding; and downward; ... and below
2. below (e.g. standard); under (e.g. a level)
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もっ : 16 words FIND ALL
all the more
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An additional 11 less common words include 以 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 443 (originally: 419)  Joy o' Kanji : 419  Key to Kanji:

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イ    (prefix) or   
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