表 means 'surface'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 143   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-3    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 16    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 184 words   Used in 580 words   Used in 171 names   Component in 4 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   おもて surface, front   あらわ to show, to represent   あらわれる to be present, to appear
⿱   () master  𧘇 () clothes  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 表 is used 20 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 表 is used 566 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒョウ : 477 words FIND ALL
representative; representation; delegation; type; example; model
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ヒョウ (read as ぴょう) : 29 words FIND ALL
announcement; publication; presenting; statement; communique; making known; breaking (news story); expressing (one's opinion); releasing; unveiling
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ヒョウ (read as びょう) : 7 words FIND ALL
cover; front cover; wrapper; jacket
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おもて : 43 words FIND ALL
1. surface  (opposite: )
2. face (i.e. the visible side of an object)
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あらわ : 10 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to represent; to signify; to stand for  (esp. 表す, 表わす)
2. to reveal; to show; to display  (esp. 現す, 現わす)
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An additional あらわ.れる less common words include 表 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 402 (originally: 379)  Joy o' Kanji : 379  Key to Kanji: 903 

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ヒョウ   おもて surface, front   あらわ to show, to represent   あらわれる to be present, to appear   
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シュ   ぬし    あるじ master, proprietor, owner   
イ   ころも    きぬ clothes   
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