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Meaning of “niche” in the English Dictionary

"niche" in British English

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nichenoun [C]

uk   /niːʃ/  us   /nɪtʃ/
  • niche noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​job or ​position that is very ​suitable for someone, ​especially one that they like: He has carved/made a niche for himself as a ​financialadvisor. an ​area or ​position that is ​exactlysuitable for a ​smallgroup of the same ​type: an ​ecological niche.
  • niche noun [C] (HOLLOW)

a ​hollow in a ​wall, ​especially one made to put a statue (= ​artisticobject) in so that it can be ​seen
(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"niche" in American English

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nichenoun [C]

 us   /nɪtʃ/
  • niche noun [C] (POSITION)

a ​job, ​position, or ​place that is very ​suitable for someone: She’s never ​quitefound her niche on ​television. biology A niche is also an organism's ​specificposition or ​purpose within the ​group of ​organisms with which it ​lives
  • niche noun [C] (HOLLOW)

a ​hollow made in a ​wall, esp. one ​designed to put a ​statue in so that it can be ​seen
(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"niche" in Business English

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nichenoun [C]

uk   /niːʃ/  us   /nɪtʃ/
MARKETING, COMMERCE an ​opportunity for a ​business to ​offer a ​product or ​service that is not ​offered by other ​businesses: a niche in sth There is a niche in the ​market for this ​kind of ​product.create/carve a niche The ​company has carved a niche for itself in the watch-making ​business.look for/find a niche They ​found a niche by ​selling their ​line of leather ​goods through ​smallboutiques that could ​offerpersonalizedservice. exploit/​expand a niche
HR a ​job or ​position that is suitable for a particular ​type of ​person: High-quality web ​development has ​generatedlots of new niche roles in ​organizations. a niche ​job/​position
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(Definition of niche from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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