Definition of varimax in English: varimax
noun 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’
More example sentences
‘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.’ ‘Our decision was verified performing a principal components analysis using the varimax procedure on all color variables.’ ‘The factor matrix was rotated using the varimax method to optimize variable loadings.’ ‘A varimax rotation produced the simplest possible structure among the component loadings.’ Origin 1950s: blend of variance and maximum.