較 means 'compare'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1361   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-19    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 8 words   Used in 34 words   Used in 12 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On    コウ
Kun    くらべる contrast, compare
⿰   car   mix; mixed  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 較 is used 2 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 較 is used 33 times, read 3 ways.
カク : 25 words FIND ALL
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コウ : 2 words FIND ALL
comparison  (obscure term)
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くらべる : 6 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 比べる
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to compare; to make a comparison  (see also: 見比べる)
2. to compete; to vie  (see also: 力比べ)
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An additional one less common word includes 較 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1077  Joy o' Kanji : 1077  Key to Kanji:

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カク    compare   
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コウ   mix; mixed   まぜる to mix, stir   まざる    まじる to be mixed together   まじえる to mix, intersperse   まじわる to intersect   か to take turns   かわす to exchange   
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ロク   むっ six   む    むい    む    
フ   ちち father   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
crossed swords
シャ   くるま car   
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