入 means 'enter'

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Strokes : 2    Radical number: 11    Frequency: 34   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 2   Begins 350 words   Used in 1057 words   Used in 1284 names   Component in 40 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to enter   はい to enter   れる to put in
On    ジュ
Kun    -い   -い
Name    いり   いる   に   の   りり
It’s not at all surprising that 入 is the on-duty radical in 入, but it’s unexpected that 入 used to be in more characters and has since vanished from them!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 入 is used 49 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 入 is used 1003 times, read 5 ways (with 2 variations).
ニュウ : 570 words FIND ALL
entry to school or university; matriculation; enrolment (in university, etc.)
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ジュ : 3 words FIND ALL
suicide by drowning; drowning oneself
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: 368 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to put in; to let in; to take in; to bring in; to insert; to set (a jewel, etc.); to ink in (e.g. a tattoo)
2. to admit; to accept; to employ; to hire
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(read as いり) : 31 words FIND ALL
entrance; entry; gate; approach; mouth  (see also: 出口)
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はい : 29 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to enter; to go into  (opposite: 出る)
2. to break into
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れる (read as いれ) : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 借り入れ金
loan; loan payable; debt
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はい (read as はいり) : 1 word FIND ALL
waiting (e.g. at the stage door) for performers or celebrities to arrive  (see also: 出待ち; slang)
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An additional い.れる less common words include 入 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 28 (originally: 63)  Joy o' Kanji : 63  Key to Kanji: 836 

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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
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