究 means 'investigate'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 573   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-8    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 14    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 130 words   Used in 441 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   きわめる to investigate thoroughly
Name    きゅ
⿱   hole   nine  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 究 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 究 is used 129 times, read 3 ways.
キュウ : 126 words FIND ALL
study; research; investigation
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ク : 1 word FIND ALL
culmination; conclusion  (Buddhist term)
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きわめる : 2 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 極める
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to carry to extremes; to go to the end of something  (esp. 極める, 窮める)
2. to investigate thoroughly; to master  (esp. 究める)
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An additional 1 less common words include 究 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 271 (originally: 253)  Joy o' Kanji : 253  Key to Kanji: 193 

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キュウ   きわめる to investigate thoroughly   
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ク   キュウ   ここの nine   
ケツ   あな hole   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
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