月 means 'month' or 'moon'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 74    Frequency: 49   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 8   Begins 164 words   Used in 483 words   Used in 1937 names   Component in 455 kanji (63 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ガツ   ゲツ
   つき month; moon
Name    おと   がっ   す   ずき   もり
Note that radical 130, (meat), also usually appears in kanji in exactly the same form. In Kanshudo, we use the character (body part) as a component when it represents (meat), and 月 or (month; moon)when it represents moon.
You'll be over the moon once you understand the differences between two radicals ("moon" and "flesh") that tend to look exactly alike. This Radical Note features two gorgeous shibori works by Glennis Dolce, so be sure not to miss them!
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 月 is used 45 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 月 is used 431 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
ゲツ : 141 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
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ゲツ (read as げっ) : 69 words FIND ALL
noun, noun or verb acting prenominally
month-long period; (during) month
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ガツ : 50 words FIND ALL
1. New Year (esp. first three days)
2. the first month of the year; January
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ガツ (read as がっ) : 11 words FIND ALL
birth date; date of birth; DOB
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つき : 96 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
every month; each month; monthly
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つき (read as づき) : 64 words FIND ALL
new moon; crescent moon
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An additional 肉 less common words include 月 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 14 (originally: 16)  Joy o' Kanji : 16  Key to Kanji: 267 

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ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
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