業 means 'profession'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 92   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 8    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 78 words   Used in 1046 words   Used in 1110 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ギョウ   ゴウ
   profession, business, industry   わざ deed, act
Name    なり   のぶ
⿳   () almost lined up   () grass   not yet  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 業 is used 55 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 業 is used 1034 times, read 3 ways.
ギョウ : 985 words FIND ALL
lesson; class work; teaching; instruction
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ゴウ : 25 words FIND ALL
karma (i.e. actions committed in a former life)  (see also: 果報; Buddhist term)
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わざ : 24 words FIND ALL
deed (esp. negative); act; action; one's doing
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An additional 13 less common words include 業 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 278 (originally: 260)  Joy o' Kanji : 260  Key to Kanji: 221 

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ギョウ   ゴウ    profession, business, industry   わざ deed, act   
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almost lined up
ミ    not yet   
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