層 means 'level'

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Strokes : 14    Frequency: 892   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-10    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 44    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 13 words   Used in 254 words   Used in 27 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
层 (Chinese)     
⿸   corpse   formerly  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 層 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 層 is used 248 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ソウ : 247 words FIND ALL
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1. much more; still more; all the more; more than ever
2. single layer (or storey, etc.)
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ソウ (read as ぞう) : 1 word FIND ALL
lithologic layer; rock strata
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An additional 6 less common words include 層 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 934 (originally: 921)  Joy o' Kanji : 921  Key to Kanji: 653 

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ソウ    level, layer   
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ソウ   ゾ   formerly
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デン   た rice field   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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