Why mass and weight are not the same type of quantity?

Mass is unique property of an object. Mass is measure of how much matter an object has. It is independent of place, time and person. Weight as the force exerted on a body by gravity. It is a measure of how strongly gravity pulls on that matter. If mass on of a body is m and gravitational acceleration is g in a place, then weight of that body in that place is w=mg. For a specific / certain object, mass of that object is specific. As gravitational acceleration g varies with places, so, weight will not be same in different places.
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