Pronunciation: (nich), [key]
—n., v., niched, nich•ing.
1. an ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object.
2. a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing: to find one's niche in the business world.
3. Ecol.the position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals.
to place (something) in a niche.
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