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SOU
sube(te)
meaning: whole, total

総会 == soukai == general meeting
総人口 == soujinkou == total population


Left radical is 'thread' (糸). The right radical originally indicated 'gather'. This character originally meant 'gather threads widely', leading to its current meanings. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'public' (公) and 'heart/feelings' (心), and as a mnemonic: 'Thread runs through public feelings.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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