# Definition of *factor analysis* in English:

## factor analysis^{}

### noun

StatisticsA 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.

*‘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.’**‘The results of a principal component factor analysis guided the collapse of the four school climate scales into three, which were then used in the analysis.’**‘Principal component factor analysis was completed on the information source variables to determine which sources grouped together.’*

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