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欠 means 'lack'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 76    Frequency: 1021   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-20    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 65 words   Used in 139 words   Used in 86 names   Component in 103 kanji (18 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ケツ
Kun
   to lack   ける to be lacking
On    ケン
  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 欠 is used 9 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 欠 is used 130 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
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ケツ : 52 words FIND ALL
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1. filling a vacancy; supplementation
2. substitute; deputy; alternate; spare
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ケツ (read as けっ) : 43 words FIND ALL
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absence; non-attendance
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ケン : 4 words FIND ALL
noun
lacuna; gap where something is lacked
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Most common form: かける
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be chipped; to be damaged; to be broken
2. to be lacking; to be missing
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(read as が) : 1 word FIND ALL
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halving; scarfing; halving joint
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An additional か.ける less common words include 欠 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 496 (originally: 471)  Joy o' Kanji : 471  Key to Kanji: 261 

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ケツ   か to lack   かける to be lacking   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
corner
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