電 means 'electricity'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 214   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 8   Begins 482 words   Used in 957 words   Used in 825 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
Printed forms usually use the component form of rain, (rain), whereas handwritten forms use the conventional form, (rain)
⿱   () rain   electricity  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 電 is used 29 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 電 is used 946 times, read 1 way.
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1. telephone call; phone call
2. telephone (device); phone  (see also: 電話機; abbreviation)
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An additional 11 less common words include 電 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 197 (originally: 180)  Joy o' Kanji : 180  Key to Kanji: 785 

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デン    electricity   
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second   おつ    
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
フ   あめ rain   
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