散 means 'scatter'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 750   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 7    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 31    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 93 words   Used in 257 words   Used in 50 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   らす to scatter, to distribute   らかす to scatter around   らかる to be in disorder    to fall (leaves etc)
Kun   らばる to be scattered about   ばら   -ちらす   ばらける
Name    ちる
Left side does not exist as an independent kanji, although is close.
⿰  ⿱   () together   month; moon   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 散 is used 9 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 散 is used 247 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
サン : 188 words FIND ALL
walk; stroll
サン (read as ざん) : 2 words FIND ALL
ばら : 10 words FIND ALL
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らす : 46 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to fall (e.g. blossoms, leaves)
2. to scatter; to be dispersed
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(read as ちり) : 1 word FIND ALL
1. ceramic spoon
2. fallen lotus petal
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Henshall: 519 (originally: 492)  Joy o' Kanji : 492  Key to Kanji: 397 

Cascading kanji view

サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ぼく strike   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
キョウ   とも together   
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