系 means 'system'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 608   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-3    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 319 words   Used in 25 names   Component in 14 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
⿱   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   thread  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 系 is used 7 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 系 is used 311 times, read 1 way.
ケイ : 311 words FIND ALL
1. system
2. lineage; ancestry; family line
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An additional 制 less common words include 系 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 855 (originally: 844)  Joy o' Kanji : 844  Key to Kanji: 252 

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ケイ    system; lineage   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
シ   いと thread   
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