Hypothesis and Theory

Hypothesis and theory mean similar things in colloquial language, but have different specific scientific meanings. Bad question.

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Why do these test give no option for the correct answer?
by: Anonymous

From http://www.businessinsider.com/nfl-wonderlic-test-rookie-questions-2016-4 which says that the question is from an actual test .

What three words have similar meanings.
A) Observable
B) Manifest
C) Hypothetical
D) Indefinite
E) Theoretical

They then say that the correct answer is C, D and E.
Which is completely wrong. Indefinite has no relation with the other two words.

"in·def·i·nite
ˌinˈdef(ə)nət/
adjective

lasting for an unknown or unstated length of time.

synonyms: indeterminate, unspecified, unlimited, unrestricted, undecided, undetermined, undefined, unfixed, unsettled, unknown, uncertain; More
limitless, infinite, endless, immeasurable
"an indefinite period"
antonyms: fixed, limited
not clearly expressed or defined; vague.
"their status remains indefinite"
synonyms: vague, ill-defined, unclear, imprecise, inexact, loose, general, nebulous, fuzzy, hazy, obscure, ambiguous, equivocal

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RE: Hypothesis and Theory
by: Anonymous

The question asks if the two words have opposite meanings, similar meanings, or no relation. It does not ask if they are different. Different does not mean opposite. The question is worded just fine.

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