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Null Object: Replace null reference with an object with trivial behavior. Eliminates if-null-then-else.

Proxy: Keep an interface, but delegate functionality to another object. A proxy objects sole purpose is to control (or enable) access to another object. Eliminates if-then-else.

Decorator: Modify the behavior of an object, maintaining its interface. The decorator delegates some of its function to the object it is decorating. Eliminates if-then-else.

State: Create the illusion that an object changes its actual type (using delegation to a field). Eliminates switch/case.

Chain of Responsibility: Give more than one object a chance to handle a request. Chain the receiving objects and pass the request along the chain until an object handles it. Eliminates switch/case. Not on final exam.

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