差 means 'difference'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 464   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-12    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 140 words   Used in 335 words   Used in 108 names   Component in 17 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   difference, distinction    to put (up), to raise
Top component is similar to (sheep)
⿱  𦍌 () sheep  ⿰   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   work  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 差 is used 16 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 差 is used 322 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
サ : 286 words FIND ALL
discrimination; distinction; differentiation
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サ (read as ざ) : 8 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 日ざし
sunlight; rays of the sun
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(read as さし) : 25 words FIND ALL
Most common form:
1. between (e.g. two people); face to face
2. hindrance; impediment
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ざし: 3 words. FIND ALL
two-sworded (samurai)
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An additional さ.す less common words include 差 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 508 (originally: 482)  Joy o' Kanji : 482  Key to Kanji: 360 

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サ    difference, distinction   さ to put (up), to raise   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
コウ   ク    work; construction; craft   
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