細 means 'thin'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 440   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 36    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 174 words   Used in 451 words   Used in 586 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ほそ thin   ほそ to get thin, taper off   こま   こまかい detailed, fine
⿰   thread   rice field  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 細 is used 11 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 細 is used 416 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations).
サイ : 290 words FIND ALL
detail; particulars
サイ (read as ざい) : 35 words FIND ALL
tricks; artfulness
ほそ : 44 words FIND ALL
1. thin; slender; fine
2. unlucky (billiards slang)  (slang)
こま : 30 words FIND ALL
2. fine; minute
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ほそ (read as ぼそ) : 16 words FIND ALL
helpless; forlorn; hopeless; unpromising; lonely; discouraging; disheartening
ほそ (read as ぽそ) : 1 word FIND ALL
Henshall: 140 (originally: 284)  Joy o' Kanji : 284  Key to Kanji: 374 

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サイ   ほそ thin   ほそ to get thin, taper off   こま    こまかい detailed, fine   
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シ   いと thread   
デン   た rice field   
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