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除 means 'exclude'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 835   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-19    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 32    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 59 words   Used in 188 words   Used in 67 names   Component in 2 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ジ   ジョ
Kun
   のぞ to exclude; to remove
Kun    -よ
⿰   () hill   surplus; left over; extra  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 除 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 除 is used 178 times, read 4 ways.
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ジョ : 134 words FIND ALL
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elimination; cancellation; deletion; erasure; DEL (key)
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ジ : 22 words FIND ALL
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cleaning; sweeping; dusting; scrubbing
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-よ (read as よ) : 17 words FIND ALL
0 4
Most common form: 虫よけ
noun
insecticide; insect repellent
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のぞ : 5 words FIND ALL
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'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to remove; to eliminate; to eradicate
2. to exclude; to except
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Henshall: 910 (originally: 711)  Joy o' Kanji : 711  Key to Kanji: 522 

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ジ   ジョ   のぞ to exclude; to remove   
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ヨ   surplus; left over; extra   あま to leave over   あま to be left over   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
ウ    from   
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ニ   ふた    ふた two   
hook
katakana 'ha'; eight
hill   
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