跡 means 'trace'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 816   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-9    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 43    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 28 words   Used in 102 words   Used in 856 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   あと trace, tracks
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Discover why Sun Yat-sen’s handwriting mattered to the Japanese, and find out how they feel about the look of razor stubble and harvested fields. Also see why a Nagoya well contained gold, how ruins relate to one generation, and what “crow footprints” represent. Learn to say, “We found footprints in the sand,” “There is no sign of life on Mars,” and “Each era has left its mark.”
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
What Used to Exist
掘 跡 痕 踪
All four essays involve digging into matters, examining physical evidence of the past (including ruins, footprints, or even handwriting), making discoveries, drawing conclusions about what happened, and then taking action. That could mean closing the case on a crime, declaring a missing person legally dead and doling out inheritance money, reconstructing a historic site, or pursuing someone who has disappeared. All four essays reinforce the idea that although a living creature can vanish or die ridiculously fast, we all leave marks on this world.
⿰   () foot   again; also  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 跡 is used 8 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 跡 is used 94 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
セキ : 58 words FIND ALL
historic ruins (remains, relics); archeological site
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セキ (read as ぜき) : 1 word FIND ALL
(head priest of) temple formerly led by founder of sect; temple in which resided a member of nobility or imperial family; (head priest of) Honganji (temple in Kyoto)
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あと : 35 words FIND ALL
1. trace; tracks; mark; sign
2. site; remains; ruins
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An additional 7 less common words include 跡 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1485  Joy o' Kanji : 1485  Key to Kanji:

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セキ   あと trace, tracks   
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また again; also   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
セキ   シャク   あか    あか red   あからむ to turn red   あからめる to blush   
ソク   あし foot; leg   た to add   た    たりる to be sufficient   
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