非 means 'mistake'

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Strokes : 8    Radical number: 175    Frequency: 603   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-15    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: 28    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 352 words   Used in 459 words   Used in 22 names   Component in 40 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    あら it is not
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 非 is used 7 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 非 is used 361 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒ : 349 words FIND ALL
1. emergency
2. extraordinary; unusual
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ヒ (read as ぴ) : 3 words FIND ALL
past folly; past sin
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ヒ (read as び) : 1 word FIND ALL
police and judicial chief (Heian and Kamakura periods)
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あら : 8 words FIND ALL
1. it is not so  (archaic)
2. no; never mind
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An additional 19 less common words include 非 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 794 (originally: 773)  Joy o' Kanji : 773  Key to Kanji: 891 

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ヒ   mistake
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