徹 means 'go through'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1092   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-12    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 16 words   Used in 46 words   Used in 324 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    あき   つ   てっ
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This tenacious kanji takes you through from start to finish, enabling you to say, "I have to work all night" and "do-or-die resistance." Also learn to say, "I recommend a thorough checkup," "If you learn English, study it thoroughly," and "You're a complete misanthrope. In addition, discover the Japanese for "Why don't you stick to what you've set out to do?" and "obstinacy of old age."
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Do or Die
執 遂 徹 粘
Tenacity binds these essays together, sometimes as the secondary sense of characters. The literal stickiness of 粘 (e.g., natto, clay, and snail mucus!) inspired the figurative meaning "tenacity," as in "stick-to-it-ness." Mainly, 執 involves performing tasks (often by wielding long, thin objects such as pens or batons), but as "tenacity" this kanji drives words about persistence, obsession, and grudges. The whole bundle showcases adherence to beliefs and goals, doing things thoroughly, and seeing things through (e.g., athletes who accomplish greatness). These essays also depict the dark side of such devotion—namely, obstinacy, self-centeredness, discord, monomania, ill health, and more.
⿲   step   grow up   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 徹 is used 2 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 徹 is used 34 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
テツ : 19 words FIND ALL
all night; all-night vigil; sleepless night
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テツ (read as てっ) : 15 words FIND ALL
1. thoroughness; completeness; consistency
2. thorough enforcement; seeing to it that a policy, etc. is carried out without exception
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An additional 微 less common words include 徹 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1629  Joy o' Kanji : 1629  Key to Kanji:

Cascading kanji view

テツ    to go through, to pierce   
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イク   そだ to grow up   そだてる    はぐく to raise, to rear   
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private lidded
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ム   private
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
ぼく strike   
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