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Locative NaturePlay
Ocean usually refers to specific geographic regions, not any body of water. SlideThe Nile River flows into the Mediterranean Sea, not an ocean.
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Not Just SizePlay
Size matters, but oceans are specifically large bodies of saltwater separating continents. SlideDespite its size, the Caspian Sea is not an ocean.
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Cultural SymbolismPlay
In literature and culture, oceans often symbolize vastness and the unknown. SlideExplorers of old viewed the ocean as the edge of the world.