Definition of factor analysis in English:

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factor analysis

noun

Statistics
A process in which the values of observed data are expressed as functions of a number of possible causes in order to find which are the most important.
Example sentences
  • In order to determine the dimensionality of the scales, factor analysis with varimax rotation was undertaken.
  • Using principal components factor analysis, nine stress factors were identified.
  • One of his first papers came about because of his work at the Ministry of Agriculture and was on factor analysis applied to crop productivity.

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Syllabification: fac·tor a·nal·y·sis

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