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Definitions for pontifex
ˈpɒn təˌfɛks; pɒnˈtɪf əˌsizpon·tif·ex

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  1. pontifexnoun

    a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome

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  1. Pontifexnoun

    a high priest; a pontiff

  2. Etymology: [L.]


  1. Pontifex

    PONTIFEX was a mid-1980s project that introduced a novel approach to complex aircraft fleet scheduling, partially funded by the European Commission's Strategic Programme for R&D in Information Technology. Since the mathematical problems stemming from nontrivial fleet scheduling easily become computationally unsolvable, the PONTIFEX idea consisted in a seamless merge of algorithms and heuristic knowledge embedded in rules. The system, based on domain knowledge collected from airliners Alitalia, KLM, Swissair, and TAP Portugal, was first adopted by Swissair and Alitalia in the late 1980s, then also by the Italian railroad national operator, for their cargo division. It is still in use today.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontifex in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pontifex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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