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[[Condorcet methods]] require the resolution of [[Condorcet cycle|cycles]]. Typically, this is done by ignoring "weak" pairwise defeats in favor of "strong" ones. The metric used to distinguish these is called '''defeat strength'''.
Most election experts agree that either winning votes or margins (see below) are the best ways to measure defeat strength, with the consensus generally leaning in favor of winning votes.
The most common measures of defeat strength for a pairwise winner W over a pairwise loser L include: