冗 means 'superfluous'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1647   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-27    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 44 words   Used in 2 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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Learn to joke around in Japanese and to say, “He was amused at my joke,” “I said so jokingly, but she got angry,” and “His joke eased the tension in the room.” Find out how to talk about excess verbiage, as with “This sentence is too wordy” and “I eliminated redundancies.” Discover terms for on-the-job uselessness and excess, as in “I’m swamped with unnecessary work.”
⿱   cover; covered   table  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 冗 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 冗 is used 42 times, read 1 way.
ジョウ : 42 words FIND ALL
jest; joke; funny story  (see also: 笑談; じょうだん is sometimes written 笑談)
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An additional 2 less common words include 冗 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1416  Joy o' Kanji : 1416  Key to Kanji:

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ジョウ    superfluous   
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cover; covered   
キ    table   
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