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1 a hollowed-out space in a wall
  • statues of various saints occupy the niches lining the abbey's many corridors

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2 a situation or activity for which a person or thing is best suited
  • after several false starts, she finally found her niche in the restaurant business

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3 the place where a plant or animal is usually or naturally found
  • the platypus's niche is the waters of eastern Australia and Tasmania

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The first known use of niche was in 1610

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“Niche.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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