映 means 'shine'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 335   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 12    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 56 words   Used in 147 words   Used in 603 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   える to shine   うつ to be reflected   うつ to reflect, project
Kun    -ば
Name    あきら   え   てる
⿰   sun; day   centre; center  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 映 is used 13 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 映 is used 142 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
エイ : 119 words FIND ALL
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movie; film
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うつ : 11 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be reflected; to harmonize with (harmonise); to come out (photo); to be projected; to be displayed (on a screen)
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える : 6 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to shine; to look attractive; to look pretty
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える (read as ば) : 6 words FIND ALL
sunset glow
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An additional 5 less common words include 映 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 830 (originally: 813)  Joy o' Kanji : 813  Key to Kanji: 38 

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エイ   はえる to shine   うつ to be reflected   うつ to reflect, project   
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オウ    centre   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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