零 means 'zero'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 2121   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 39 words   Used in 56 words   Used in 69 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    こぼ to spill   ぜろ   こぼれる
In the handwritten form, the lower part of (order; command; good) is often written like マ, whereas in printed form it is written more like (seal) (a variant of (seal)). In some fonts, the top part is written as (assembly).
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Knowing 零 gives you access to terms for subzero temperatures and 12:00. But far beyond that, truly grasping 零 enables you to say all of the following: “There is no chance of rain this weekend,” “They were shut out two games in a row,” “The sun peeked through,” “The milk boiled over,” “Hungry dogs were hoping for scraps,” and “I beg you to overlook my offense.” What a range!
⿱   () rain   order; command; good  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 零 is used 5 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 零 is used 50 times, read 3 ways.
レイ : 26 words FIND ALL
zero; nought  (often written with kana only)
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ぜろ : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: ゼロ戦
Zero fighter plane
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こぼ : 23 words FIND ALL
'su' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to lose an easy game; to suffer an unexpected defeat
2. to lose information  (computer terminology)
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An additional 6 less common words include 零 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1922  Joy o' Kanji : 1922  Key to Kanji:

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レイ    zero   
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レイ    order   
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assembly, gathering   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
フ   あめ rain   
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