This is a two part question:
1) First, is it correct to say that the two presidencies of Nixon and Ford constitute two 'presidential terms' (and not one split-up term)?
2) If so, I need a word or phrase to describe the 4-year presidential __ that has remained fairly consistent since George Washingtion.
Edit: An example (from an admittedly weak source, and one that contradicts the premise in question one) presents a column of 'terms' as sometimes shared between presidents: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States Highlighting that column, this community states, "Upon the resignation of 37th president Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford became the 38th president even though he simply served out the remainder of Nixon's second term ..." Is this wrong? Or can the word 'term' ambiguous.