Well texting someone yesterday. They stated,

I will be over Later.

Does this imply they will be there later in the week? Or later that day?

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    It usually means "later in the day" (depending on time of day) but it is ambiguous, it just means "after now"... – Peter Feb 14 '16 at 16:38
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    As @Peter says. If it were not the same day, one would more likely say "tomorrow morning" or another date referencing word. – user3169 Feb 14 '16 at 19:02
  • When I first visited Australia in the 80s, I found it odd that people would use "see you later" as a general purpose leaving phrase, even if there was no expectation that we'd see each other again that day. – Colin Fine Feb 15 '16 at 0:57
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    @Colin do they have alligators in Australia, or is it crocodiles? 😄 – laugh salutes Monica C Feb 15 '16 at 18:15

"Later" means at a time in the near future; soon.

So "I will be over later" means "I will be over in the near future (soon)".

As @Peter commented this usually refers to some time after now.

Consider these expressions:

  • Later!
  • See you later!
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