即 means 'an instant'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1250   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-16    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 87 words   Used in 87 words   Used in 11 names   Component in 12 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun      つける   すなわ
⿰   () good   seal  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 即 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 即 is used 88 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ソク : 61 words FIND ALL
immediate; right there on the spot; impromptu; instant; instantaneous
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ソク (read as そっ) : 22 words FIND ALL
improvisation; impromptu; off the cuff; without a score
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: 4 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to install (a king, emperor, etc.)
2. to appoint (to a post); to promote
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すなわ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: すなわち
adverb, conjunction
that is; namely; i.e.  (often written with kana only)
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Henshall: 1534  Joy o' Kanji : 1534  Key to Kanji: 675 

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ソク    an instant   
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