factor analysis

IPA: fˈæktɝʌnæɫʌsʌs


  • (uncountable, statistics) A statistical method used to describe variability among observed correlated variables in terms of one or more unobserved variables (called factors).
  • (countable, statistics) A statistical study performed using the method.

Examples of "factor-analysis" in Sentences

  • I hate the idea of these so-called ‘factor-analysis’ studies myself.
  • The authors of this study are far more sophisticated than most since they did factor-analysis of the responses.

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