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衆 means 'populace'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 759   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-5    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 141 words   Used in 39 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   シュウ   シュ
Kun    おお masses, great numbers, multitude, populace
⿱   blood   three men  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 衆 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 衆 is used 133 times, read 2 ways.
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general public; the masses
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シュ : 16 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: しゅう
noun
1. great numbers (of people); numerical superiority; masses  (opposite: )
noun, noun (suffix)
2. people; folk; clique; bunch  (honorific; familiar language)
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Henshall: 901 (originally: 705)  Joy o' Kanji : 705  Key to Kanji: 490 

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シュウ   シュ    populace, multitude   
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ケツ   ち blood   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
さら dish   
three men
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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