便 means 'convenience; tidings'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 907   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 8    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 53 words   Used in 243 words   Used in 52 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news
⿰   () man   again  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 便 is used 14 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 便 is used 228 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ビン : 124 words FIND ALL
1. mail service; postal service; mail; post
2. mail; postal matter; postal items  (see also: 郵便物; abbreviation)
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ベン : 92 words FIND ALL
convenient; handy; useful
たよ : 8 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix), 'suru' verb
news; tidings; information; correspondence; letter  (pron. だより as a suffix)
たよ (read as だよ) : 3 words FIND ALL
first letter (of the year, season, etc.); first correspondence
たよ (read as たより) : 1 word FIND ALL
man in charge of delivering letters and packages during the Edo period
Henshall: 610 (originally: 582)  Joy o' Kanji : 582  Key to Kanji: 950 

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convenience; tidings   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
コウ   さら again   ふける grow late   ふかす stay up late   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
crossed swords
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