監 means 'keep watch'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 589   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 55 words   Used in 130 words   Used in 49 names   Component in 8 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   keep watch, oversee
Name    けん
The upper part does not exist as an independent kanji - it is a modified form of .
⿱  ⿰   subject  ⿱  𠂉 () man   one   dish  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 監 is used 6 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 監 is used 129 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
カン : 127 words FIND ALL
1. supervision; control; superintendence; direction
2. director; superintendent; supervisor; coach; foreman; manager; overseer; controller; boss
げん: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. special Nara-period administrative division for areas containing a detached palace (Yoshino and Izumi)  (archaic)
2. secretary; third highest-ranking officials in the Dazaifu  (see also: 大宰府; archaic)
Henshall: 1111  Joy o' Kanji : 1111  Key to Kanji:

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カン    keep watch, oversee   
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シン   ジン    subject, retainer   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
さら dish   
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