検 means 'investigation'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 564   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-3    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 146 words   Used in 391 words   Used in 72 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    しらべる examination, investigate
检 (Chinese)     
⿰   tree   unanimous  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 検 is used 10 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 検 is used 374 times, read 1 way.
ケン : 374 words FIND ALL
consideration; examination; investigation; study; scrutiny; discussion; analysis; review
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An additional 17 less common words include 検 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 690 (originally: 663)  Joy o' Kanji : 663  Key to Kanji: 275 

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ケン    investigation   
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ケン    unanimous   
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オウ    centre   
assembly, gathering   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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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