Inverse Completion is Unique

Theorem

An inverse completion of a commutative semigroup is unique up to isomorphism.

Proof

Let $T$ and $T'$ both be inverse completions of a commutative semigroup $S$ having cancellable elements.

Then from the Extension Theorem for Isomorphisms, there is a unique isomorphism $\phi: T \to T'$ satisfying $\forall x \in S: \map \phi x = x$.

Hence the result.

$\blacksquare$

Comment

Thus, when discussing inverse completions of a commutative semigroup with cancellable elements, we can talk about the inverse completion of such a semigroup.