斉 means 'equal'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 210    Frequency: 1347   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 15 words   Used in 32 words   Used in 450 names   Component in 3 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On    サイ
Kun    そろ   ひとしい   ひとしく   あたる   はやい
Name    ただ   なり   ひと   ひとし
(Chinese) 齐        
Did you know that = meant "equals" even in ancient China? That symbol lies at the heart of 斉. As a result, the character factors into words about equality, symmetry, and proportion (e.g., "She has a well-proportioned figure."). The most important bit of 斉 vocabulary means "simultaneous." With this word you can say that an audience bursts into laughter together or that birds break into song at the same time. Meanwhile, a negative prefix turns a 斉 compound into a term for "asymmetry," one of the seven principles of wabi-sabi. Also find out when 斉 serves as a radical or component in other characters.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 斉
See essay 1473 on 斉 (equal; "alike" radical) to learn about this radical that Nelson has nicknamed Mr. Saito in kanji such as (1291: purification, abstinence).
⿱   literature  ⿲   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   two   stick  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 斉 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 斉 is used 29 times, read 3 ways.
セイ : 25 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
simultaneous; all at once
サイ : 2 words FIND ALL
Saikou era (854.11.30-857.2.21)
ひとしい : 2 words FIND ALL
equal; similar; like; equivalent
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Henshall: 1473  Joy o' Kanji : 1473  Key to Kanji:

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セイ    equal   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ブン   モン    literature   ふみ a letter   
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