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Definition: WebGL


(WEB Graphics Library) A graphics programming interface (API) for Web applications from the Khronos Group (www.khronos.org/webgl). Introduced in 2011 and based on OpenGL, WebGL is supported by all major Web browsers. JavaScript applications employ WebGL to render 3D graphics and take advantage of the GPU in the device. Additional JavaScript libraries are commonly used with WebGL to take the drudgery out of 3D graphics programming. See OpenGL.