第 means 'number'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 203   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 161 words   Used in 180 words   Used in 92 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On    テイ
⿱   () bamboo  ⿹   mourn   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 第 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 第 is used 174 times, read 2 ways.
ダイ : 173 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun
1. dependent upon
2. as soon as; immediately (upon)  (often after the -masu stem of a verb)
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テイ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 邸宅
mansion; residence
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An additional 6 less common words include 第 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 359 (originally: 339)  Joy o' Kanji : 339  Key to Kanji: 706 

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ダイ    number   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
チョウ    mourning   とむら to mourn, condole   
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キュウ   ゆみ a bow   
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