零 means 'zero'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 2121   JLPT: N2    Ring: 5    Set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 55    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 37 words   Used in 56 words   Used in 69 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   こぼ to spill
Kun    ぜろ   こぼれる
In the handwritten form, the lower part of is often written like マ, whereas in printed form it is written more like (a variant of ). In some fonts, the top part is written as .
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!
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 零
⿱   () rain   order; command; good  
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零 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
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
Zero fighter plane
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こぼ : 23 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
1. to spill; to fall out of; to overflow  (often written with kana only)
2. to peek through; to become visible (although normally not)
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Henshall: 1922  Joy o' Kanji : 1922  Key to Kanji:

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レイ    zero   こぼ to spill   
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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 man   
フ   あめ rain   
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