Possible mistake in book regarding colour Watch

MisterE
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My Chemistry book states that:

"A colour wheel can help us to work out which colour(s) are most easily absorbed by an object. A blue object absorbs most strongly in the orange region of the visible spectrum. Orange is called the complementary colour to blue and is opposite blue in the colour wheel. It is the complementary colour that is seen."

Surely, if Orange = complementary colour and complementary colour = is seen, then it should be a orange object and not a blue object. Is this book incorrect as it makes no sense because it says a blue object. Shouldn't a blue object reflect blue?
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id agree with you - blue object are blue becasue they reflect blue and absorb others especially orange

so it should say: "It is the complementary colour that is absorbed."
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Yep *BCM* is right =)
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I think the book means you see the colour that is complimentary to the complimentary colour.

Which is stupidly phrased, of course. :P
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