央 means 'centre' or 'center'

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Strokes : 5    Frequency: 883   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 0 words   Used in 52 words   Used in 1516 names   Component in 43 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    あきら   え   お   さと   ちか   てる   なか   ひさ   ひろ   や
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 央 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 央 is used 51 times, read 1 way.
オウ : 51 words FIND ALL
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1. centre; center; middle; heart
2. metropolis; capital city; central government  (opposite: 地方)
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An additional 1 less common words include 央 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 254 (originally: 429)  Joy o' Kanji : 429  Key to Kanji: 57 

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