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印 means 'sign'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 742   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-7    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 41    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 118 words   Used in 273 words   Used in 171 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   イン
Kun
   seal, stamp   しるし sign, mark
Kun    -じるし   しる
The left component is actually descended from - it is a rotated form of the component used in . It does not exist as an independent character. The idea is of a hand (claw) pressing down on a seal.
⿰  E    seal  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 印 is used 9 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 印 is used 263 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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イン : 237 words FIND ALL
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しるし : 4 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. mark; sign  (esp. 印, 標)
2. symbol; emblem  (also written as 徴)
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しるし (read as じるし) : 21 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 目標
noun
mark; sign; landmark; benchmark
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しる : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 標す
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to leave (a mark, trace, etc.); to print; to stamp  (archaic; this meaning is restricted to form 印す, 標す)
2. to show a sign (i.e. an omen)
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Henshall: 448 (originally: 425)  Joy o' Kanji : 425  Key to Kanji: 25 

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イン    seal, stamp   しるし sign, mark   
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