想 means 'idea'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 302   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-7    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 21    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 238 words   Used in 183 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ソウ   ソ
Kun    おも concept, think, idea, thought
⿱   minister   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 想 is used 15 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 想 is used 234 times, read 3 ways.
ソウ : 211 words FIND ALL
ideal; ideals  (see also: 現実)
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ソ : 11 words FIND ALL
civility; courtesy; compliments; sociability; graces  (see also: 愛想を尽かす)
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おも : 12 words FIND ALL
expression, 'u' godan verb
to recall the old days
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An additional 4 less common words include 想 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 350 (originally: 532)  Joy o' Kanji : 532  Key to Kanji: 654 

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ソウ   ソ    idea, thought   
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シン   こころ heart   
ソウ   ショウ    minister   あい- mutual   
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ボク   モク   eye   ま-    め    
モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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