Meaning of 承前启后

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chéng qián hòu (Trad.: 承前啟後)
to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transition; forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
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Antonyms: 空前绝后
Example Sentences
It needs no saying that this meeting is of great significance, as it serves as a link between past and present.
ROIC is a bridge in UV FPA system uniting UV detectors array and signal processing circuit.
We think that Shangshu serves as a link between the past and the future in the development of the history of Chinese language.
As it functions as a bridge and it is the only way to a good composition.
Huang is of transitional significance to playwriting in the mid and late leaf of Qing Dynasty.