調 means 'investigate'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 211   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 2    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 18    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 133 words   Used in 486 words   Used in 174 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   しらべる to investigate   ととの to be arranged, to be in order   ととのえる to adjust, tune
Kun    しら
Name    ぎ   つぎ
⿰   say; word   circumference  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 調 is used 29 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 調 is used 479 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations).
チョウ : 447 words FIND ALL
investigation; examination; inquiry; enquiry; survey
チョウ (read as じょう) : 3 words FIND ALL
1. (in Japan) 3rd note of the ancient chromatic scale (approx. E)  (see also: 十二律, 太簇)
2. (in gagaku) scale similar to the Dorian mode on E  (see also: 律旋, 六調子)
しらべる : 19 words FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. investigation; inspection; examination
2. tune; note; melody
ととの : 8 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be prepared; to be in order; to be put in order; to be arranged  (see also: 調う; polite (teineigo) language)
しらべる (read as しらべ) : 2 words FIND ALL
interrogation room; interview room; sweatbox
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Henshall: 369 (originally: 348)  Joy o' Kanji : 348  Key to Kanji: 754 

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チョウ   しらべる to investigate   ととの to be arranged, to be in order   ととのえる to adjust, tune   
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シュウ   まわ circumference   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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