Essential Meaning of niche
1 : a job, activity, etc., that is very suitable for someone I found a niche for myself after high school. She finally found her niche as a teacher.
2 : the situation in which a business's products or services can succeed by being sold to a particular kind or group of people
3 technical : an environment that has all the things that a particular plant or animal needs in order to live the species that fill an environmental/ecological niche
Full Definition of niche
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : a recess in a wall especially for a statue
b : something (such as a sheltered or private space) that resembles a recess in a wall
2a : a place, employment, status, or activity for which a person or thing is best fitted finally found her niche
b : a habitat supplying the factors necessary for the existence of an organism or species
c : the ecological role of an organism in a community especially in regard to food consumption
d : a specialized market
Definition of niche (Entry 2 of 2)
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