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varimax Line breaks: vari|max
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛːrɪmaks/

Definition of varimax in English:


[mass noun] Statistics
A method of factor analysis in which uncorrelated factors are sought by a rotation that maximizes the variance of the factor loadings: [as modifier]: it is common practice to conduct varimax rotation of solutions
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  • A varimax rotation produced the simplest possible structure among the component loadings.
  • A principal components analysis with varimax rotation was conducted with all 25 items.
  • For the twelve questions on coping strategies, a three-factor solution was found using varimax rotation.


1950s: blend of variance and maximum.

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