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示 means 'show'

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Strokes : 5    Radical number: 113    Frequency: 428   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-11    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 24    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 28 words   Used in 279 words   Used in 141 names   Component in 121 kanji (17 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジ   シ
Kun
   しめ to show
        
Find out about a radical that has lost its religious meaning in its pure form (示) but has kept its connection to the gods in its variant form. I'm talking about the differences between, say, (ballot) and (god).
⿱   two   small  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 示 is used 11 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 示 is used 277 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ジ : 241 words FIND ALL
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indication; instruction; designation; directions
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シ : 24 words FIND ALL
1
suggestion; hint; implication
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しめ : 11 words FIND ALL
2
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to (take out and) show; to demonstrate; to tell; to exemplify; to make apparent
2. to point out (finger, clock hand, needle, etc.)
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しめ (read as しめす) : 1 word FIND ALL
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noun
kanji "show" radical at left (radical 113)  (as in 神)
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An additional 云 less common words include 示 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 723 (originally: 695)  Joy o' Kanji : 695  Key to Kanji: 447 

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ジ   シ   しめ to show   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
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